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by kwrandolph
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 69
Views: 837

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Could the 70 year captivity have begun with the first carrying away by Nebuchadnezzar in the 3rd year of Jehoiakim (Dan 1:1-2), when some of the vessels of the temple were carried away, and when Daniel was carried away captive? That was 19 years before the complete destruction of the temple in the ...
by kwrandolph
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 69
Views: 837

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

When did the 70 year Babylonian Exile start? My understanding from passages like 2 Chronicles 36:20–21 that it started the year the first temple was burned. That sort of fits in with the subject of this thread, of when the book of Daniel was written. I personally think that Daniel wrote it in his re...
by kwrandolph
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?
Replies: 17
Views: 300

Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

Dan 9:27 starts with a waw-consecutive. Is it correct to say that the action in v27 takes place after the action in the previous verse?: 9:27 ... ‎ וְהִגְבִּ֥יר בְּרִ֛ית לָרַבִּ֖ים שָׁב֣וּעַ אֶחָ֑ד And he shall cause a covenant to prevail for 1 week ... Nope. Long answer: The presence of the waw me...
by kwrandolph
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Best Review Text
Replies: 26
Views: 364

Re: Best Review Text

I can get Genesis done really quickly, I'm sure. I foresee problems in some of the tabernacle stuff and sacrifices. Of course, the prophetic portions are going to be confusing. Heh. The "fun" stuff will be in Job and Ezekiel, in my experience. Isaiah is actually pretty easy except for voc...
by kwrandolph
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Best Review Text
Replies: 26
Views: 364

Re: Best Review Text

Jason, What kind of reading skill (fluency, vocabulary, etc.) do you think will be necessary to take on such a challenge? Since we're talking about reading both Greek and Hebrew over the year, I think it takes more preparation than reading skills. What I mean is that we're all preparing by using vo...
by kwrandolph
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Best Review Text
Replies: 26
Views: 364

Re: Best Review Text

Jason Hare wrote:
kwrandolph wrote:Instead of studying what other say about Tanakh, wouldn’t it be better just to get into Tanakh itself?

Doesn't this kinda undercut the entire enterprise of B-Hebrew?


LOL! And in recent weeks I’m kicking myself for spending too much time here and not enough in Tanakh.

Karl W. Randolph.
by kwrandolph
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Best Review Text
Replies: 26
Views: 364

Re: Best Review Text

I almost clicked "purchase" last night on the Tyndale House Greek New Testament, and I really had to fight myself away from the click. I already have too many Greek New Testaments. Why do I need another?!?! I have NA27, UBS4 and the Textus Receptus. I can't justify getting another one... ...
by kwrandolph
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Best Review Text
Replies: 26
Views: 364

Re: Best Review Text

Yes, Karl, I remember you. Weren't you the one that told me knowing Latin was worthless? I'm quite familiar with your idiosyncratic views, and for those I have no use. I have no intention whatsoever of abandoning more than 1/2 a millennium of scholarship and the history of interpretation. Having sa...
by kwrandolph
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?
Replies: 17
Views: 300

Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

Dear Karl, I resepct you as a person, and I respect your viewpoints. Thank you. I have also been enriched by your discussions. But when you call the definitions of aspect by Fanning and Smith as weird, and that they have "no relation to standard linguistic practice," i find it right to en...
by kwrandolph
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?
Replies: 17
Views: 300

Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

This definition is rather general, and I agree with this definition. The key words are “temporal view,” and they must be defined. Particularly important is the word “view” and its definition. In the more detailed SIL definitions, I find two basic errors. 1) The view seems to be that aspects are uni...

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