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21:07 Mar 12, 2002
Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO] Science - Religion / Religion
Hebrew term or phrase:yom
I\'ve heard that the term yom in the original Greek or Hebrew Bible means both day or many days (era). I would like to know if this matches your knowlege of the term.
Explanation: Yom (in Hebrew) means [a] day.
Yamim means days.
You may be thinking of the problem, How did god create the world in a few days when science tells us it took millions of years. One suggestion is that god's day is short for god, but equals millions of years for humans.
However, there is no ambiguity about the Hebrew words themeselves.
There are many Hebrew words that mean a long but indefinite period of time:
et, tkufa, idan, dor ...