[b-hebrew] My name translated to ancient Hebrew.
fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr
Fri Jan 14 09:52:56 EST 2011
Anyway, I suppose this is not a topic adequate for this list.
But, to put it very short:
1. It's quite amazing that more than 120 millions Americans (one in three!)
believe Jesus actually set foot on the ground of the USA.
This is quite telling about the general level of unspeakable inculture of
2. Trying to debunk that kind of nonsense by applying its method is absurd.
To be frank something like "The Bible Code phenomenon was debunked by ** by
finding messages that were negative with regards to the faith." strikes me
as a logical absurdity.
That "method" or "approach" is absurd. It will certainly not be "debunked"
by applying it. By applying it you only give it more legitimacy.
3. I don't think people who tend to believe in that kind of crap can be
convinced it's wrong.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Kilmon" <jkilmon at historian.net>
To: "Arnaud Fournet" <fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr>; "Hebrew"
<b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] My name translated to ancient Hebrew.
> Not really, Arnaud. There is an entire genre of popular books based on
> really silly fictive Biblical "discoveries," some by credentialed scholars
> that appear to have defected to the "dark side" for much more money than a
> university professor makes. Good scholarship is not a "men's club" that
> is responsible only to their own circle of colleagues but, imo, has a duty
> to inform or re-inform a public misled by the hucksters of nonsense. This
> not an exclusive money making scheme by non-credentialed
> preacher-archaeologists uncovering the Ark of the Covenant or Noah's big
> wooden boat except real academics chasing the book royalties can make it
> sound believable and compelling.
> Jack Kilmon
> From: "Arnaud Fournet" <fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr>
> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 6:54 AM
> To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] My name translated to ancient Hebrew.
>> It does not have to be "debunked".
>> That kind of analysis is nonsense in the first place.
>> Even considering that it needs to be debunked is absurd.
>> Arnaud Fournet
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Joseph Roberts" <josephroberts3 at gmail.com>
>> To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:03 PM
>> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] My name translated to ancient Hebrew.
>> To me this article here proves beyond a doubt that the bible codes can
>> be true as the textual varriants cause a huge problem
>> -Joseph Roberts
>> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Kevin W. Woodruff
>> <cierpke at prodigy.net>wrote:
>>> The Bible Code phenomenon was debunked by one of my professors James
>>> by finding messages that were negative with regards to the faith.
>>> Prof. Kevin W. Woodruff, M.Div., M.S.I.S.
>>> Library Director/Reference Librarian, Assistant Professor of Bible,
>>> Theological Bibliography and Research
>>> Tennessee Temple University/Temple Baptist Seminary, 1815 Union Ave.
>>> Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404, United States of America
>>> 423/493-4252 (office) 423/698-9447 (home) 423/493-4497 (FAX)
>>> Cierpke at prodigy.net http://pages.prodigy.net/cierpke/woodruff.htm
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