How lame! You think your hyperbole is going to cower me into submission to YOU instead of YHWH's Word. HA! Think again! And you might provide some of these Sciptures you claim. Of course, anything after Ex.12 doesn't count, because that's when the change was made.
It seems like it's time to take one of your pills! Your mind is going sour...
You must have forgotten that we have had long numerous discussions on this subject where a MULTITUDE of Scriptures were presented. Arnold even presented them as "exhibits" A-H.
What "change" at Ex. 12 are you talking about? Better take two pills!
Great! Now almighty Eriq is a mindreader. If it wasn't 24-hour days, then what are you babbling about? And it IS what I'm talking about. "These people" are Adam & Eve, and their descendents UP TO the Exodus.
I don't have to read what's left of your mind. All I have to do is read what oozes out of it in these posts!
The so-called "creation week" may have been 24-hr days, but it certainly wasn't Sun- Sat like you obviously think it was. And BTW, you can't prove conclusively that Gen 1. is speaking of 24-hour days.
You have presented not one shred of any evidence anywhere as to how Adam, Eve, or anybody else reckoned the beginning of the day.
That statement is typical of your assanine attitude. When you said there were historical records of how the days were reckoned, i assumed you understood my context, where i plainly said "Creation week". Rather than blatantly & dogmatically say that there aren't any, i allowed for the possibility that you were aware of some "lost books" that i wasn't, so i politely said i wasn't sure if there were any.
Then, in your usual gradiose style, rather than provide your "records" or just admit that you don't know of any, you chose to jump on the fact that i wasn't sure about it.
Do you own real estate in the twilight zone? Go back and read the posts that have been displayed on this subject. You will see that Arnold has presented evidence from Philo and other places that prove how a day was reckoned.
So even if you don't agree, I don't know how you can claim you "don't know" of any. I made the assumption that I was communicating with someone capable of retaining information.
Finally, the translators in the KJV weren't trying to illustrate how a day begins either way!
I'm really glad to hear that, because if they were, then they really screwed it up.
Actually, they didn't. Let me once again reveal your ignorance. You wrote:
The Hebrew has the word "was" (or "became") twice - once referring to evening, and then once referring to dawn. And BOTH of these are AFTER His work for that day was completed.
Whereas the KJV has "were" only once, COMBINING evening & morning into a "day" - a total departure from the Hebrew text.
The word "hayah" does NOT just carry the meaning "was" or "became". For instance:
This is the same word that YHWH spoke to Moses when He said "I AM" (hayah) that "I AM" (hayah). This certainly cannot be construed as "was" or "became".
Tell you what, rather than do your homework for you, why don't you look up several instances in Genesis as to how that word is used and see if the meaning "was" or "became" always fits.
And that's your problem - you refuse to accept what the Hebrew says, and have to put your own interpretation on it.
Gimme a break. You wouldn't know what the "Hebrew says" if Moses beat you over the head with a scroll! You have enough problems interpreting the English.
In this case, there are SIX, and there are no other Scriptures that describe the same time period.
So sorry you cant see the error with that.
At least that explains why, when YHWH said "let there be light", you perceived darkness for another 12 hours.
No. I realize that there was darkness "BEFORE" the light. AND I realize that "light" and darkness existed at the SAME TIME on different sides of the earth.
YOU are the genius believes that "light" and "darkness" occurred in 12 hour periods in the first verses of Genesis. The genius that doesn't know that light and darkness can exists at the same time in different places. The genius who doesn't understand that darkness was FIRST, otherwise there would be no need to say, "Let there be light"!
BTW, genius, the Hebrew for "Let there be..." is "Hayah".