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by SteveMiller
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeremiah 25:9
Replies: 35
Views: 316

Re: Jeremiah 25:9

Can you give me a verse where sabib refers to something within a country? There are 338 uses of it, so too much for me to look up now. I don't see that meaning in HALOT. thanks. The important point regarding סְבִיבֹ is that sometimes the reference is specific: the word refers to something that is a...
by SteveMiller
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeremiah 25:9
Replies: 35
Views: 316

Re: Jeremiah 25:9

Dear Steve, You wrote: Rolf, thank you for answering. I know that Israel is called a goy, nation many times. But I don't know of any place where Israel is called goyim except when it was split into 2 nations: the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. Then there were 2 nation...
by SteveMiller
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 46
Views: 2118

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Steve, I realize that it's a vav-consecutive there. That's the point. The continuance of the בראשית clause is also in a vav-consecutive. Genesis 1:2 is parenthetical. בְּרֵאשִׁית בְּרֹא אֱלֹהִים את השמים ואת הארץ... וַיֹּ֫אמֶר אלהים יהי אור וַֽיְהִי אור...‏ In other words, it could just as well hav...
by SteveMiller
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 46
Views: 2118

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Hebrew doesn't infrequently use connectors in ways that we wouldn't expect in English. For example, what is the purpose of אשר in the following verse? Jeremiah 49:34 אֲשֶׁ֨ר הָיָ֧ה דְבַר־יהו֛ה אֶל־יִרְמְיָ֥הוּ הַנָּבִ֖יא אֶל־עֵילָ֑ם בְּרֵאשִׁ֗ית מַלְכ֛וּת צִדְקִיָּ֥ה מֶֽלֶךְ־יְהוּדָ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר׃ Than...
by SteveMiller
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Thanks very much, Rolf. I did not know hardly any of this. I need to read 1 & 2 Maccabees.
by SteveMiller
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeremiah 25:9
Replies: 35
Views: 316

Re: Jeremiah 25:9

When we try to find who these goyim are and where they are, there is one error that is easily made, namely, that the word goyim must refer to pagan nations outside Judah. It is true that goyim often refers to pagan nations, but it also refers to Israel and Judah. Some examples are: 1) To Abraham it...
by SteveMiller
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Thanks Rolf. If we were to take 1 Maccabees as accurate, would any of Daniel's prophesies then fit Antiochus?
by SteveMiller
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 46
Views: 2118

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Jason,
What do you do about v2 starting with "and"?
by SteveMiller
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Thanks very much Rolf.
Could you share some about why you find Antiochus IV Epiphanes is not referred to in Daniel?
by SteveMiller
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

Rolf,
Thanks for the brief and content-rich summary.
Does the LXX translation of Daniel give any insight?

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