Although yom is commonly rendered as day in English translations, the word yom has several literal definitions: Period of light (as contrasted with the period of darkness), General term for time Point of time Sunrise to sunset Sunset to next sunset A year (in the plural; I Sam 27:7; Ex 13:10, etc.) Time period of unspecified length. A long, but finite span of time - age - epoch - season. Biblical Hebrew has a limited vocabulary, with fewer words compared to other languages, like English that has the largest vocabulary. So words often have more than one meaning and context...
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