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by kwrandolph
Tue May 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: translation of Daniel 9:26
Replies: 50
Views: 4977

Re: translation of Daniel 9:26

Karl, If you read it as "seventy three days", wouldn't it have sounded funny. Wouldn't it have been '"seventy and three days" or something like that. Not always. While I can’t put my finger on an example off the top of my head, I seem to remember other examples where the “and” i...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: translation of Daniel 9:26
Replies: 50
Views: 4977

Re: translation of Daniel 9:26

Karl, What about Daniel 10:3 and 13 which mention "three weeks (sevens) days". I was thinking that the word "days" could mean "daytimes" or maybe "a year" because the word "days" is sometimes used to mean "annually." I don't have quotes wi...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 21, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fallacy of "prophetic perfect"
Replies: 17
Views: 146

Re: The fallacy of "prophetic perfect"

… Hebrew neither has tenses nor aspects referring to completed time. But the issues need some elucidation. Tense is defined as “grammaticalization of location in time,” and words marked for tense will always show the same tense. For example, the words “went” and “thought” have an intrinsic past ten...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 21, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Job 40:19b behemoth
Replies: 23
Views: 1064

Re: Job 40:19b behemoth

You said: "I’m not sure what you mean by this, especially by your use of 'eclectic mode'." Perhaps my wobbly English wasn't enough correct to explain well this linguistical term. In any case (I hope I'm using this expression correctly, now!), there are two basic modes of approaching to a ...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: translation of Daniel 9:26
Replies: 50
Views: 4977

Re: translation of Daniel 9:26

Steve and Karl, … Personally, I think the prophecy is about 70 real weeks in the future and not weeks of years.… Kenneth: I’ll add something that I learned after I wrote my message above—the word “seven” and “sevens” used in this passage are never used in Tanakh to refer to a week of days. If I wer...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 21, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fallacy of "prophetic perfect"
Replies: 17
Views: 146

Re: The fallacy of "prophetic perfect"

I wish you guys wouldn’t use the term “perfect” to refer to the Qatal conjugation. “Perfect” is a term denoting tense. But Biblical Hebrew didn’t have tense. For example, in prose narrations quoting speakers, the most common pre-Babylonian-exile structure of speech for action taking place at the tim...
by kwrandolph
Fri May 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fallacy of "prophetic perfect"
Replies: 17
Views: 146

Re: The fallacy of "prophetic perfect"

Dear List-members, Are there list-members who really are interested in Hebrew grammar? Please let me hear your opinion of my points below. Yes, belatedly so, after realizing that many of the definitions given in standard dictionaries are not accurate to usage. In the first part of the 19th century,...
by kwrandolph
Fri May 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: translation of Daniel 9:26
Replies: 50
Views: 4977

Re: translation of Daniel 9:26

Rolf, I have heard people say something that there is a indefinite period of time that is not mentioned in the prophecy after the 69 weeks or in the middle of the 70th week. I don't know if it is based on a religious belief or the Hebrew of Daniel 9. Some of them say that is based on the Hebrew, bu...
by kwrandolph
Fri May 10, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Job 40:19b behemoth
Replies: 23
Views: 1064

Re: Job 40:19b behemoth

I don't think the Tanach says that God created the universe < 10k years ago. How long after God created the earth did God create light? We measure time by physical movement. Before God created light, there was no physical movement. And we don’t start counting year #1 until after Adam and Eve ate th...
by kwrandolph
Mon May 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Job 40:19b behemoth
Replies: 23
Views: 1064

Re: Job 40:19b behemoth

A conclusion of this kind (it implies - probably) that men aren't able to stand before a huge beast like it, only angels can) seems to me confirming the supposition that 'behemoth' (described in Job 40:15-24) wasn't a simple hyppo but a ancient huge dinosaur (see, for an example, the description of...

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