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by kwrandolph
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Dear Karl, How long did that gap last between Cyrus’ second year and about 417 BC the beginning of the 490 years? The official Persian chronology was destroyed by Alexander the Great. Egyptian records are garbage. How many of the business records can be interpreted in more than one way, making reco...
by kwrandolph
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Dear Karl, Which brings up an interesting question, whose dates do we choose to follow, your dates or Biblical dates? Biblical chronology starts when Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden, and can be computed to the second year of Cyrus of Persia when Daniel retired. After that there’s...
by kwrandolph
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Sixty-nine of the 70 weeks would last until Messiah the leader (9:25). One problem that has destroyed many good attempts to calculate the 69 weeks, is the use of an erroneous chronology. How about an erroneous interpretation? In that prophecy we have three chronologies—49 years, between 434–441 yea...
by kwrandolph
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 46
Views: 2118

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Correction: In Genesis 3:5 the construct chain in question actually starts with ביום אכלכם ממנו. That is, "in-day-of eating-of-you" (in the day of your eating = "when you eat"). The same is בראשית ברא אלהים. That is, "in-beginning-of creating-of God" (in the beginning ...
by kwrandolph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Is not part of the confusion due to insistence that Daniel’s predictions ended before the modern era? For example, the seventy sevens (490 years) ended with a seven year war, in which it took the victors seven years to impose their covenant on the land. Midway through that seven years the temple was...
by kwrandolph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeremiah 25:9
Replies: 35
Views: 316

Re: Jeremiah 25:9

A thought just came to mind: The nations that inhabited Canaan before Israel invaded under Joshua, were never totally extirpated in the invasion and subsequent settlement of the land. How many were still recognizable at Jeremiah’s time? Would that not fit “all these nations”? My 2¢. Karl W. Randolph.
by kwrandolph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 46
Views: 2118

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

How many of the animals listed in Tanakh as “unclean” were dinosaurs? Not a question that I ever expected to read. ;) I don't think the authors of the Bible had any conception of dinosaurs, and I doubt they would have included them in their telling of the tales they had inherited from their tribal ...
by kwrandolph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 46
Views: 2118

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

… This places the first two verses as background. God comes to what would become the heavens and earth and finds it a chaotic mass of water. There is darkness and a powerful wind blowing over the surface of a great abyss. God comes to this chaos and the first thing he says is יהי אור . Until that p...
by kwrandolph
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1138

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

Karl, When you wrote קבד just above, did you mean כבד ? (Red faced) Yes, that’s a typo. I try to write without error, then these typos that I don’t catch slip through. What pronunciation system do you use when you read Hebrew out loud? Not the Masoretic system, not by a long shot. Do you pronounce ...
by kwrandolph
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Hebrew have tense and aspect?
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Does Hebrew have tense and aspect?

Dear Karl, In order to keep the discussion focused, I will comment on the following that you wrote: KWR: Aspect refers to what type of time to which is referred: finished, unfinished, repeated, continuous, starting, etc. RJF: No, no, no! This SIL definition is a conflation of subjective and objecti...

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