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The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:25:50 PM »

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Hello there,

In the thread, 'Rainbows', @Tes Johnson responded to a question I asked him, concerning an entry he had made: it concerned the way the word 'day' can refer to a 48 hour period, or an indeterminate time, according to it's usage. Rather then derail that thread I am picking up the discussion here.

* The Greek word, 'hemera', corresponding with the Hebrew, 'Yom' is used of:-

1) The natural day. the interval between sunrise and sunset, and so distinguished from night.
2) The civil day of twentyfour hours which includes both 'evening and morning'.

* The word is also used figuratively,'in such terms as, 'the last day', 'the day of the Lord', 'the day of Christ', and 'that day'.  Also, -

'the day of God',
'man's day',
'the day of Jesus Christ',
'the day of the Lord Jesus',
'the day of salvation',
'the day of redemption',
'the evil day',
'the last days',
'the day of temptation',
'the days of His flesh',
'the days of Noah',
'the day of visitation',
'until the day dawn',
'the day of judgement',
'the day of the age',
'the great day',
'the day of Pentecost'.

* In each of the days of creation, the time is bounded by the words, 'And the evening and the morning were the .... .... ': this leaves us in no doubt that the duration of each day consisted of both day and night, and therefore lasted for twenty-four hours.  On the seventh day these words are not used.

* Such figurative usage as, 'the last day', is a period of time that is indeterminate (to mankind anyway).

* I am going to leave this here, to allow anyone who wishes to talk about any aspect of this subject as they choose.

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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 02:15:09 PM »
Hi Chris
I know I am a bit thick but why was the days 48 hours long as I understand it the jewish day started at sundown and l lasted to to the next sundown surely that's 24 hours.

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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 03:06:35 PM »
Hi Chris
I know I am a bit thick but why was the days 48 hours long as I understand it the jewish day started at sundown and l lasted to to the next sundown surely that's 24 hours.

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Ha! Dave, I'm the 'thick' one! Thank you for pointing that out. I will alter it.

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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 03:48:26 PM »
Ha! Dave, I'm the 'thick' one! Thank you for pointing that out. I will alter it.

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Haha, and I spent time googling  reader: to find out where you might have got that idea from @Cariad!
I thought you were serious and knowing how I got myself into trouble when I accused you once before, I was being ultra cautious this time. 
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 10:39:55 PM »
Haha, and I spent time googling  reader: to find out where you might have got that idea from @Cariad!
I thought you were serious and knowing how I got myself into trouble when I accused you once before, I was being ultra cautious this time.

Hi i @francis drake,

Now, you are going to have to help me. For I don't know what you are referring to.  Is it the subject of the OP that you were googling about, FD? I was serious about that. The laughter was because I had said originally that a day was 48 hours long instead of 24 hours!! Which Dave pointed out to me, and which I put right immediately by modifying my post.

Have I got anything else wrong? :)

I had a senior moment I think! (Ha!)
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Cariad

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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 10:56:00 PM »
Hi i @francis drake,

Now, you are going to have to help me. For I don't know what you are referring to.  Is it the subject of the OP that you were googling about, FD? I was serious about that. The laughter was because I had said originally that a day was 48 hours long instead of 24 hours!! Which Dave pointed out to me, and which I put right immediately by modifying my post.

Have I got anything else wrong? :)

I had a senior moment I think! (Ha!)
Within the love of Christ our Saviour
Cariad
No @Cariad, I had the senior moment. I saw your 48hr day and was puzzled. I was going to challenge it, but didn't want to go off half cocked.
Thus my scrambling around google to see if there was some crazy theory I was unaware of.
In the mean time, Dave came along with more courage than I and issued a challenge.

PS.
It still says 48 hrs.
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 11:33:52 PM »
Oops! Yet it is altered in my view, on my computer screen. How odd!

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Re: The Word 'Day' - and it's usage in Scripture
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 12:08:36 AM »


Oops! Yet it is altered in my view, on my computer screen. How odd!

@Guardian, we need you!

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Yes it is altered - just individual cookies and caches needing to keep up   :D
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