[b-hebrew] actual Hebrew question about Daniel 9:25

Yonah Mishael yonahmishael at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 22:07:39 EDT 2006


Karl,

Do you then see the seventieth seven as also concurrent? Where do you see
the periods beginning?

Todah,
Yonah


On 9/11/06, K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Steve:
>
> What you mention below is the most common pattern that I have
> discovered. But like any linguistic pattern, there are exceptions to
> the rule, and there are some where I have no idea how they fit any
> pattern. The majority of such terms I have yet to analyse. There may
> be other rules that I have yet to discover.
>
> As for the seven sevens and 62 sevens, were they concurrent with one
> ending before the other, or did one follow the other? The text can be
> read either way, though I think the concurrent reading is preferable.
>
> My understanding is that when a time interval with a number is
> mentioned in Tanakh, that it meant exactly that time interval. Other
> intervals, without a number, may be expanded or contracted, include
> gaps or whatsuch, but not a numbered sequence. To have a seventieth
> seven break free and be floating therefore does not make sense.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>
> On 9/9/06, Steve Miller <smille10 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > > From: kenneth greifer Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 9:49 PM
> > >
> > > I was really hoping that someone would answer the question about the
> order
> > > of the number and nouns in Hebrew because I am confused about that.
> > >
> > [Steve Miller] First, I have a question for Karl: The word for weeks
> here in
> > Daniel is masculine, but the word is feminine every place else. (Except
> for
> > Lev. 2:5, where it is masculine in order to use the dual plural suffix.
> The
> > dual plural only comes in masculine.) (The Daniel usages are 9:24-26 &
> > 10:2,3. 10:2-3 says "weeks of days" explicitly.)
> > I had noted that you found that when a normally masculine noun occurs in
> the
> > feminine, the feminine occurrence is an abstraction of the normal
> meaning of
> > the noun. Is there something similar for a normally feminine noun which
> > occurs in the masculine? Thanks.
> >
> > ...
> > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> > -Steve Miller
> > Detroit
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