[b-hebrew] Haggai 2,8 + Ezra 3,10

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 15:09:30 EDT 2012


Dear Peter:

What different events? As far as I can tell, they both refer to the same
event.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:04 PM, <ps2866 at bingo-ev.de> wrote:

> Dear Karl,
>
> the problem I have is to see the difference between JaSaD in Ezra and
> Haggai, as Ezra 3,10 reports the initial beginning of the temple building
> and Haggai 2,8 uses the same verb, but speaks of another event (520 b.c.),
> so both passages must treated differently, besides you take JaSaD as
> marking the beginning of the work progress and not laying a foundation as
> such.
>
> Yours
> Peter M. Streitenberger, Germany
>
>
>
> > Peter:
> >
> > Can you explain more why this is a difficulty?
> >
> > The book of Ezra has its first six chapters recounting what went on
> before
> > Ezra entered the scene. Ezra is first introduced in 7:1. So what is the
> > difficulty?
> >
> > Karl W. Randolph.
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM, <ps2866 at bingo-ev.de> wrote:
> >
> >> Dear Friends of B-Heb,
> >>
> >> by comparing Haggai and Ezra I found a problem that I can't solve on my
> >> own:
> >>
> >> In Haggai 2,18 it states: "from the day that the foundation of the
> >> LORD'S
> >> temple was laid" (NKJ)
> >>
> >> In Ezra 3,10 we read: "When the builders laid the foundation of the
> >> temple
> >> of the LORD" (NKJ)
> >>
> >> In both instances the writer uses the verb JaSaD. What is the difference
> >> between both occurences, as a foundation can't be laid twice, I guess,
> >> and
> >> there are some years between both passages.
> >>
> >> Is it better to understand the verb as "beginning to build" rather than
> >> laying the foundation?
> >>
> >> Thank you again for all help !
> >> Yours
> >> Peter M. Streitenberger, Germany
> >>
> >
>
>
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