[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 96, Issue 14

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 21:20:58 EST 2010


Fred:

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:00 PM, fred burlingame <tensorpath at gmail.com>wrote:

>
> There must be some straightforward meaning attached to the hebrew word עולם
> ; just as a simple meaning attaches to דג and עץ . ?
>

There is. But not a straightforward translation into English, because
English does not have that idea.

>
> What is the meaning of olam in biblical hebrew?
>

I have already given it, do you want me to repeat myself? That would just be
a copy and paste, so you already have it.

Karl W. Randolph.

>
> regards,
>
> fred burlingame
>
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:04 PM, K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Fred:
>>
>>  On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 2:42 PM, fred burlingame <tensorpath at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Karl:
>>>
>>> Thanks for your comments.
>>>
>>> Can you point to a specific example in the masoretic text of עולם meaning
>>> infinite action, eternal action ... versus finite and/or temporal action?
>>>
>>
>> Again you focus on the form, not the action. The question is not whether
>> or not it is infinite or finite, but whether or not it deals with that which
>> is unknown. In this case, both the finite and the infinite are unknown at
>> the referent time.
>>
>>>
>>> regards,
>>>
>>> fred burlingame
>>>
>>> Karl W. Randolph.
>>
>
>



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