Originally posted by Shonet1430
[Perhaps your brain didn't process what I wrote. Let's try this again. Just for clarification....seven pairs of clean/birds and two pairs of
unclean. For whatever reason, you didn't seem to pick up on the "/" which says in a shorter way seven pairs of clean animals and seven pairs of
Okay, how about I grant you that my brain was malfunctioning, since I would not want to rob you of any attempt to detour the crux of the
conversation, and so I provide the running dialogue for your clarification.
Firstly, you utilize the term 'birds,' which, with you being a new Jewess and all, you should understand that the term clean, means that which is
food for human consumption. Hence you suggest that Noah and his crew ate only birds for sustenance.
Secondly, JFdarby wrote:- The Bible says that he had to take with him Seven of every kind of Clean animals, A male and its Mate and Two of every
kind of unclean animals, a male and its mate..
To which you responded: Just for clarification....seven pairs of clean/birds and two pairs of unclean.
which is when I asked: Perhaps your
Biblical account speaks of birds only, although I know otherwise. Now Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives lived on this ark for a better part of
a year. What did they use for sustenance?
Thirdly, now perhaps to you birds mean all animals, and you would even have the backing of some evolutionist scientists who think birds played an
integral part in our evolution. But as you can see above, you made no mention whatsoever of any animal other than birds, where the virgule as used by
you is not correct since you attempt to copulate an adjective with a noun, where when applied correctly, it should be like comparatives. That leaves
you open to stating that ‘/’ could even mean slugs.
Fourthly, you have not answered my question.
Fifthly, Gen. 6:19 states that Noah was to take two of every living thing, which is contrary to Gen.7:2 which required seven of every “clean”
beast, the latter also being contrary to Gen.7:15. The two demands and one record, do not reconcile, for it was either two, or seven of some, where
the “clean” directive was not known until much after Noah.
Sixthly, we have the gestation period of many mammals, which for the goat is 5 months and the cow, 9 months. Along with that, we have restrictions on
the number of birds which cannot be eaten. Therefore, Moses and his crew were locked up in this boat for 300 days, can you tell us of what their diet
consisted so that it did not interfere with the natural procreation thereafter? After all, if he ate even one bovine, we have an issue with offspring,
one enough to not continue the species unless of course Nessie was already pregnant and was mated to her offspring.
ME- yet this in Hebraic calendrical terms, is the year 5765.
well at least we agree on one thing, the Hebraic calendrical
you This is in fact the year 5765.
Do I care for the lesson on how it was derived, since I knew said date? No! Aside from the
unnecessary history lesson, and despite your vehemence, the years prior to Genesis 12 cannot be determined since in simplistic terms, god created man
in Gen.1:27, and then again in 2:7, another un-reconcilable event. Further along we have the non-aged event between the death of Joseph and the rise
of Moses. Then, were one to add the Biblical account, one does not come to a total of 5,765. If you can, then be my guest and detail same. Finally, to
We don't know what G-d's six days were.
I would prefer some semblance of consistency in your argument, or I lose interest.
So which is it then? “we don’t know what God’s six days were,” or “The numbers prior to the onset of the calendar in Exodus 12 was concluded
by counting the generations of man.”
First of all, man had limited life to begin with.
You agree with me, so your point of contention is?
[edit on 6/21/05 by SomewhereinBetween]