[b-hebrew] Nooo! Don't go!
nebarry at verizon.net
Wed Jul 21 01:46:03 EDT 2010
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From: "Yohanan bin-Dawidh" <yohanan.bin.dawidh at gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Nooo! Don't go!
>This is why when people tell me that the *H*umash is a “myth” as is the
>rest of the Miq’ra, I do not get upset, but rather I tell them “It is the
>cultural stories, traditions, history or beliefs of my people, much like
>the myths of Constitution of the United States of America, Bill of Rights
>and U.S. History books are to the citizens of the nited States of America.”
I have used evolution as an example of current mythology. It's used to
explain origins, to explain human and animal behavior, etc., etc. Doesn't
matter whether it's true or not -- it functions mythically in our culture.
Back to Hebrew. This list is about Hebrew, isn't it?
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Classics and Bible Instructor, TAA
(2010 Savatori Excellence in Education Winner)
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