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Gen. 7:6 says that Noah was (literally) ‘the son of 600 years’ ( בן שש מאות שנה) when the flood began. This is an idiom in Hebrew, and in other Semitic languages (e.g. Arabic and Syriac) meaning ‘600 years old’, that is: in the year beginning with his 600th birthday. You can compare the Syriac translation (Pšīttā) of John 8:57, which has ܥܕ݂ܰܟ݁ܺܝܠ ܒ݁ܰܪ ...


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Hebrew has four words for “you”: masculine singular, masculine plural, feminine singular, feminine plural. If you are addressing a group of people of both sexes you use the masculine plural. In this particular verse there are no pronouns as the person is indicated by the form of the verbs. All three verbs (eat, touch, die) are in the masculine plural form. ...


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The Idea in Brief When viewed through the lens of Jewish tradition, the suggested literal translation of the verse would appear as follows: Gen 2:12 And gold of the land is good: there [one finds] the yellow and the red stone. The second clause (after the colon) would modify and expand upon the first clause. In this regard, the Babylonian Talmud ...


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And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because thou hast hearkened to my voice." Genesis 22:18 LXX kai eneuloghqhsontai en tw spermati sou panta ta eqnh ths ghs anq¢ wn uphkousas ths emhs fwnhs Note the use of the singular seed (spermati) Paul probably has in mind the LXX translation of the verse . Anyway, offspring can be understood ...


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In Genesis 5:32, the Hebrew is correctly translated as "And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth, although some English translations resolve this difficulty by adding the word 'after'." Genesis 11:10 says: "These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:" As ...


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Yes, it is a good translation. Michael A. Knibb says, in 'Life and death in the Old Testament', published in The World of Ancient Israel: Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives, page 398, the account of the creation of man in the ‘Yahwistic’ narrative of the creation and fall (Gen.2.4b-3.24) epitomises the Old Testament view of the ...


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Many people think the Genesis ages are chosen to be numbers that people could easily remember, and some are. The reason for this is no doubt that many of the traditions that came to be recorded in the Bok of Genesis were initially handed down orally by tradents, who used a variety of techniques to help them remember the stories, including poetry, numbers ...


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Genesis 1:1-2, in fact, can be equally translated in two ways; by taking the Hebrew word 'b-reishit' either as a 'construct' or in the 'absolute'. This fact, in itself, renders the possibility of translating the first two verses (Gensis 1:1-2) into two strikingly different but equally valid translations. These two equally valid translations in turn give us ...



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