The Case Against a Hellenistic Primary History
mc2499 at mclink.it
Fri Oct 5 02:32:03 EDT 2001
>Ian wrote :
><Walter, I'm sure you'll note that at the time the DSS were
><written Greek culture was well disseminated in Palestine.
><However, there is almost no trace of that culture or of
><linguistic influence. At he same time new cities don't have
><long traditions. I don't marvel that there are no Greek
><cities mentioned in what some people are calling the
>Fair-enough, Ian. Why don't you "marvel" that the narrator, allegedly
>writing for a Hellenistic audience, didn't bother to explain that some
>cities had changed their names by Hellenistic times, and provide for them,
>like Josephus did, the modern and the ancient names ? He was concerned to
>explain Laish had become Dan, so why not the same concern for Hellenized
>names of older cities ?
Why should he? You might like it, but that's not relevant.
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