Louis L Sorenson wrote:But in 1 Reigns 1:7 שָׁנָה בְשָׁנָה "year in year" occurs (Greek ἐνιαυτὸν κατ̓ ἐνιαυτὸν). The Hebrew is different in the two passages - and the Greek translator translated it literally, not helping the understanding. (FYI, a search of the TLG database found only 9 occurrences of ἐξ ἡμερῶν εἰς ἡμέρας (mostly LXX and commentators), so this has to be Hebraicized Greek. But the passages in Judges (Jephthah's vow - Judges 11:40 "That the daughters of Israel went year by year to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year." and Judges 21:19 (The tribe of Benjamin going to the feast in Bethel to get wives - " So they said, “Behold, there is the yearly feast of the LORD at Shiloh, which is north of Bethel, on the east of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah.” ) could just as well be understood as "periodically". I'm not well enough read in Hebrew to be able to make any judgement on this.
מִיָּמִים יָמִימָה [מק] כָּל שָׁנָה בְּתַאֲרִיךְ קָבוּעַ
Louis L Sorenson wrote:I just looked at the NETS (New English Translation of the Septuagint) and they gloss their translation "from days to days" with a footnote "i.e. time to time"
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