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How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 2

Keywords: יוֹם ;יָמִים ;יוֹם as period of daylight; יוֹם as 24 hours; יוֹם in Creation account; daytime-nighttime cycles; Genesis 1; Genesis 1:5; Genesis 1:14–18; Genesis 2:4; idiomatic uses of יוֹם; lexical and dictionary definitions of יוֹם; literal uses of יוֹם; non-literal, analogical/metaphorical uses of יוֹם; reckoning of biblical days; semantic …

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How Scholars’ Perceptions of the Semantic Range of יוֹם Have Affected Their Discussions of the Age of the Universe: Part 1

Keywords: יוֹם ; age of the universe; biblical hermeneutics; connotations of yom; Creation account; Darwinian evolution; days of Creation; denotation of yom; the Enlightenment; figurative meaning; Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:1–2:4; linguistic context of Genesis 1; literal meaning; Masoretic text; metaphor; origins; paragraph structure of Genesis 1; semantic range of yom; …

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