SV: [b-hebrew] Samaritan script/proto-hebrew
uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 20 11:18:31 EST 2005
"Thomas L. Thompson" <tlt at teol.ku.dk> wrote:inter alia:
I had intended to point out that Hjelm argues that there was not a split, but rather never had been a unity between these two distinct peoples: Jews and Samaritans.
It may be a bit too early to arrive at a definite conclusion, certainly about such an arbitrary theoretical concept as "peoplehood".
Based on available evcidence, prior to the major findings that have yet to be published, the the relationship between these two distinct groups would be better described as kindred federations.
To mention only few of the reasons for the statement above, there is evidence of 1. A common language; the dialectical variations attested are less than those among various currenrt Arabic or German dialects. 2. A Common deitiy 3. Similarity of ritual: compare absence of pig bones in Zartel's alter and in the Beth Shemesh site, the first in the North, the second in South and both in contradistinction to various Philistine centers.
Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
More information about the b-hebrew