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comment Why are Hebrew verbs in the “perfect” form so often translated as present tense in modern translations?
@Davïd asher could be translated as that or which, and is tense-insensitive, but if its referring to a past event it is a past-tensive type of which. the fact that the word ahavti (at the very least) can be a past-tensive word is clear, and im not gonna bother defending it. regarding וְאֶשְׁתַּֽעֲשַׁ֥ע its a bit more nuanced as i pointed out myself (ongoing past-tense, almost like kamatz yud as beginning of a word), i would refer you to job 1:5 where "כָּ֛כָה יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה אִיֹּ֖וב כָּל־הַיָּמִֽים" is commonly translated as thus job did continually.
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comment What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
@MarkAnthonySonger you can say that it describes events as concepts, or uses exaggeration (which may have just been the way of talking, known not to be understood literally) kind of like a scientist explaining atoms with not 100% percent accurate examples, however they convey the point well. or you can use the bible to question science, as opposed to using science to question the bible ( which isnt a very popular approach in our society).
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revised When Job curses the day he was born in Chapter 3, does he curse God?
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revised How long did Job's tribulation last?
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comment Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
There are some indications of books being written (i dont have a good source sorry) and not accepted as mainstream, i.e. part of the 24 books. i think there are some in other traditions, and/or discovered somewhat recently, im very sorry that i dont have a good source for this. you may want to google this.
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revised Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
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comment Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
here is what i said "it is precisely because of the tight grip of jews, that we dont have all the books. not because they were lost, but because they weren't included intentionally"
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answered Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
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answered Numbers 28: Is the difference between noun-adjective and genitive cases for the burnt offering significant?
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answered Can “יָתוֹם” designate someone who has lost his father but not his mother?