[b-hebrew] Sahaduta at Genesis 31: 47
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed May 26 10:06:15 EDT 2010
On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 6:01 AM, <JimStinehart at aol.com> wrote:
> Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann wrote: “[T]here is something that separates
> Jaqov and Laban forever: Language...and Religion!” I agree with that, but
> specific question on this thread is whether Laban is portrayed in the
> anachronistically, as using a language, Aramaic, that is not attested as
> existing (at least in written form) until the 9th century BCE, many
> after any historical Patriarchal Age.
This is the argument from silence logical fallacy. Just because no written
record of the language survived (other than a few phrases such as here),
doesn’t mean the language didn’t exist.
The rest of your message builds on that error.
> Jim Stinehart
> Evanston, Illinois
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