jwest at Highland.Net
Tue Jan 26 05:45:15 EST 1999
At 05:57 AM 1/26/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Nope. First, the whole "davidic monarchy" is tenuous historically at best.
>This sounds like the position of the "Deconstructionists" I have been
hearing about. I am most interested in this. What can you tell me about
this school of thought?
I think that the writings of Niels Peter Lemche and Philip Davies would be
the best place to start here. Lemche's most recent book, "The Israelites in
History and Tradition" (westminster/john knox), is VERY good.
Davies' "Whose Bible is it Anyway" is also very enjoyable!
>Second, the Yahwists might have "baptized" language about El when they
>homogenized with their neighbors; but that does not dependence make.
>I apologize, but I do not understand what you are saying. Would you please
clarify for me?
Im sorry- what I mean is that the Yahwists, living side by side with their
cannanite neighbors, merely adopted their "god - talk" to Yahweh; applying
appelations for El to Yahweh.
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
jwest at highland.net
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