Sabbath Origins (Stephen)

Stephen C. Carlson scarlson at mindspring.com
Sun Dec 5 21:35:08 EST 1999


At 08:08 AM 12/5/99 +0100, Ian Hutchesson wrote:
>Languages form a multiple taxonomy -- one excludes the other -- so the
>writer says that Adar is of the Syrian tongue -- which indicates not
>Hebrew.

Sorry, but this isn't how languages work.  For example, "casa" is
"home" in both Spanish and Italian.  It is a fallacy to assume that
just because a word is Aramaic, then the word is not Hebrew.  Besides,
you still haven't established that the author/editor of 2 Macc. know
what he was talking about.

Stephen Carlson
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