Sabbath Origins (Peter)

Stephen C. Carlson scarlson at
Sat Dec 4 01:08:11 EST 1999

At 05:26 AM 12/4/99 +0100, Ian Hutchesson wrote:
>(Adar was considered a non-Hebrew
>(Syrian) word by the writer -- or epitomizer -- of 2Maccabees, 15:36.)

This is an unwarrented inference from the text.  The text never says
that Adar is non-Hebrew, only that it is the name in Aramaic (SURIAKHi).
In order to draw your inference, you must first establish the linguistic
compentence of the author of 2 Macc (e.g., did he know the difference
between Aramaic and Hebrew?).

Stephen Carlson
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