[b-hebrew] Machir and the Exodus ?
George F. Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Sep 3 13:13:16 EDT 2004
On Fri, 03 Sep 2004 17:59:33 +0100 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 03/09/2004 17:38, Harold R. Holmyard III wrote:
> > ...
> > HH: The only Upper and Lower Beth Horon we know about are in
> > and if there were some other ones in Egypt, the Chronicler would
> > probably clarified that point. Technically, you can't rule out an
> > Egyptian pair of cities, but I think the proposition is misguided.
> > Upper Beth Horon and Lower Beth Horon always refer to cities in
> > Israel. The question as to the reference of the suffix on "his
> > daughter" in 1 Chron 7:24 could be either Ephraim as the dominant
> > person in verses 22-23, or it could be Beriah.
> > HH: I hope to look into this issue a bit more on Saturday. Right
> now I
> > am totally baffled.
> A quick passing thought: if Ephraim was the son of an important
> official during the MB period, perhaps he and his family were sent
> settle and form a semi-Egyptian colony at Beth Horon in what became
> land of Israel. His daughter was in charge of the settlement while
> sons got into trouble with the local Canaanites of Gath. After that
> perhaps the settlement was abandoned. This would explain the limited
> evidence at the site as well as the text of Chronicles.
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
And perhaps Ephraim was ET's brother. C'mon. There's only one person
(?) known in the OT simply as Ephraim. Why all this unsupported
speculation ? Is is not simply to avoid the obvious conclusion?
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