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Dusk or Dawn
Thirdwoe Wrote::

I was reading Victor Alexander's translation work online the other day and came across this, where there is a huge contradiction in the translated verses...and I'm wondering how this could be justifed. I'm talking to Victor about this in email, but so far he maintains that the translation is accurate for each Aramaic word translated...but how could this be so, as it would totally make the NT cotradict itself in these parallel verses...???

Luke 24:1 "On Sunday, however, at dawn, while it was still dark, they came to the tomb and brought the spices that they had consecrated, and there came with them other women."
John 20:1 "But on Sunday, there came Mary Magdalene at dawn, while it was still dark, to the burial place."

Mathew 28:1 "Then in the evening of the week when Sunday was coming to an end, there came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, to see the tomb.
Mark 16:1-2 "1. And as the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene and Mary of James and Salome, bought spices to come and anoint him. At dusk, however, on Sunday, they came to the tombs, as the sun had set.

See what I mean? Something's fishy here...
Forgive me, but I've only recently discovered this issue of Aramaic translations being actively worked on. I was first looking at THE ARAMAIC ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT (AENT), but I was lost when they wanted to add words to attend the flow of it's English translation. Personally, the additions seemed restrictive in a way that blocked a more plausible meaning.

What you have come across is a matter for a couple of debates. One surrounding the Luni-Solar Calendar and the other, more specifically, the transition of days. I'd like to mention that God created man fallible and is why fallible man is more comfortable with "fussy time". Yes, Yeshua said that the day(the working part of a full day) has 12 hours, but that's not to say that 24 hours doesn't make a full day, of which there are seven for the week. God created in the 12 hour working part of the day, then there was evening and morning to complete the full day. The transition of days(dawn), like the end of the 12 hour working part(twilight or dusk), as too, the appearance of the new moon, are areas of "fussy time" created for fallible man. The birds understand this and begin to chirp and sing while it's still dark to herald the start of the new day. Each day ends during this transition(dawn) as the new day prepares to begin. It is very possible, as I see it, for the procession to the empty tomb, to have arrived from some distance to the tomb before dusk to be close enough to allow for a short walk further while it was still dark, yet only moments before sunrise. As for the evening marking the end of a day, that would be perfectly understandable considering it is the working part of the day it is referring to. The arrival to the tomb occurs after having rested all night a little distance away, though from a much longer journey.

Awaiting your prayerful response.

Messages In This Thread
Dusk or Dawn - by Thirdwoe - 05-27-2012, 07:31 AM
Re: Dusk or Dawn - by Stephen Silver - 05-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Re: Dusk or Dawn - by Thirdwoe - 05-27-2012, 03:48 PM
Re: Dusk or Dawn - by Stephen Silver - 05-27-2012, 05:47 PM
Re: Dusk or Dawn - by Thirdwoe - 05-28-2012, 12:01 AM
Re: Dusk or Dawn - by Burning one - 05-28-2012, 02:19 PM
Re: Dusk or Dawn - by bobcny - 06-10-2012, 04:26 AM

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