3883Re: [lxx] Ancient Of Days
- Dec 11, 2012On 12/12/2012 12:02 AM, Christopher wrote:
> Hi BarryThe same word for day, ἡμέρα, is used in each context. "Ancient of Days"
> The Greek word/s for "day", I am wondering if there might be a
> distinction of some kind, or if we can use deduction to figure out the
> context. So in Gen 2:4 lxx day is used to mean a long period of time,
> also in Genesis 5:1 lxx , as in other places. Why not also in Gen
> chapter 1 lxx, based on Daniel's Ancient of Days.
is simply a way of saying "eternal" or "from ancient times." I don't
think anything in the Greek will help you. You have to go back to the
Hebrew, and even then context will be the key factor. Nothing in the
Greek per se will help you resolve this question.
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
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