[b-hebrew] Year 13 Hebrew Grammar - THREAD ENDS TONIGHT
Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Mon Aug 29 06:19:57 EDT 2011
And that, Jim, was your final post on this matter. I do agree, though, that Karl misrepresented you on this matter.
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Year 13 Hebrew Grammar
Karl wrote: “As for the dating, Jim Stinehart has long ago indicated that he believes that Genesis is not a historical book, rather a set of legends that were compiled centuries after the event. Therefore, to argue dates is useless with him.”
On the contrary, my view is that the bulk of the Patriarchal narratives was composed in Year 15 [during the Amarna Age], by the first Hebrew [only one author], and has pinpoint accurate historical recall of the key events of Years 12-14. I categorically reject the mainstream scholarly view that the Patriarchal narratives “were compiled centuries after the event”. Since I view the Patriarchal narratives as having been composed by a contemporary of the events that are being described, it is of the utmost importance to me when the last 40 chapters of Genesis were composed. Indeed, the potential excitement of the Hebrew grammar issue concerning the second half of Genesis 14: 4, which is the subject of this thread, is precisely that it may give us an absolute date for one key event in the Patriarchal narratives. From that, we can then derive the dates of many other events in the Biblical text, and also determine the date of the composition of the text as well. That is why it is so important whether or not Genesis 14: 4 says, and means to say: “…and Year 13 they rebelled”.
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