[b-hebrew] theories and standards
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Sat May 23 17:23:08 EDT 2009
On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 11:04 PM, K Randolph wrote:
> For once your famed ability to find sources has failed. And for me, again
> the pitfalls of going from memory—I got it largely right, but slightly
> wrong. I said no mention, while the article says only a bit player, not
Karl, it is your personal interpretation that changing "Only two
letters from the
rulers of Hazor were found in the Amarna archive" to "Hazor, which was never
mentioned in any of the letters" is "largely right, but slightly
wrong." You have
a written source in front of you and yet you still changed its wording to create
a fact ("Hazor is not mentioned in any of the [Amarna] letters") out of nothing.
In this case we had the source in front of us so we could go ahead an correct
your misunderstanding of the source. But if this is how you treat an article
from less than half a year ago, what can we say about a lecturer you heard
years ago? What if you misunderstood a lecture years ago? How would we
be able to correct your misunderstanding? Will you still insist on facts that
are flat out wrong?
P.S. The article ought to mention that Hazor, aside from two letters authored
by the kings of Hazor (EA 227, 228), is also mentioned in two letters from Tyre
and Ashtarot (EA 148, 364).
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