How can you state that the thought at the time of writing scripture could ever be wrong?
Pardon or I hope you won’t mind if I use illustration or pictures.
In many cases, at least for me, pictures or illustrations makes it easier to spot the difference.
I believe the concerned phrase in question is “the prevailing thoughts at that time can be wrong”
Picture no. 1: A group of people, with political powers assigned “Thursday” to the 5th day of week. Aligned with the prevailing thoughts or culture at that time: they assigned the name of the day as Thor’s day. While other culture, who do not regard Thor, but the prevailing thought regard Jupiter instead, thus they named the 5th day as “Jueves” instead..
Picture no. 2 The translators of the scripture chooses a more appropriate terms to be use based on their prevailing thoughts.
Picture no. 3 Modern day people, like us, posting in public forums defining a word with its root word. And that word may be found in the Scriptures or that word may be of more of usage in the Secular world.
Illustration no. 1 is the picture I have in mind when I mentioned the phrase: “prevailing thought at that time can be wrong”. ie: the people concerned are the group of people with political power to name days, or ancient people giving names to a physical things or a thought.
Illustration No. 2 is not the picture I have in mind with usage of the mentioned phrase.
Thanks for raising it up, as others may see that Picture no. 2 is being described, no, that is not the intention.
The thread is about Picture no. 3 reminding to "be careful" because of picture no. 1