[b-hebrew] Fw: barak (bless? curse?) in the Book of Job

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 12:14:59 EST 2009

Sorry, I should have answered more completely.

>From the point of the start of the time period, it extends out into the
unknown future. Sometimes that refers to a finite period just of unknown
length, sometimes the unknown future is eternal.

The problem we sometimes run into is that some of the times where the Bible
intends a finite span, readers assume an eternal future. They make that
assumption based on the fact that there are times where an eternal future is
meant, such as in your examples below.

I'm sorry if I caused any confusion.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 8:36 AM, John Estell <oldearther at yahoo.com> wrote:

> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: John Estell <oldearther at yahoo.com>
> To: K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com>; "b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org" <
> b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:42:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] barak (bless? curse?) in the Book of Job
> "...when people see (WLM they assume that eternity is meant, when only a
> time span of unknown length
> but which has a definite end is meant in the text."
> See Psalms 41:14, 90:2, 103:17, and 106:48.   Isn't God to be blessed
> forever?
> John Estell

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