Successful challenges

Jonathan Bailey jonathan.bailey at gmx.de
Tue Dec 21 00:36:07 EST 1999


We should move on. And I did not read your comparison of the genealogies.

Jon
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>Dear Jon,

>Thank you for your comments.  Would you like to define "highly speculative models 
of 
>history" and "ridiculous preconceptions"or should we move on?  And what do you 
make of 
>my comparison of the genealogies of Genesis 4 (J) and 5 (P)?

>Regards,

>LMB

>> ** Original Subject: Re[2]: Successful challenges
>> ** Original Sender: Jonathan Bailey <jonathan.bailey at gmx.de>
>> ** Original Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:53:56 +0100

>> ** Original Message follows... 

>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> >>
>> >> In my statement about no challenges to Mosaic authorship have been 
successful,
>> I
>> >> meant that none have convinced me. Yes, hundreds of people have 
successfully
>> >> brought to completion challenges to Mosaic authorship of the Torah. None that 
I
>> have
>> >> read have convinced me that my belief is wrong.
>> >>
>> >And why is that, Jonathan?
>> 
>> >LMB
>> 
>> Largely because they are based on highly speculative models of history and 
ridiculous
>> preconceptions about how a text 'should' be written. Also, the examples and 
motives
>> that they have given have been eerily easy for me to discount, in most cases 
simply
>> by looking at the text, without the need to consult commentaries or others who 
have
>> already looked into the question.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Jonathan Bailey
>> Hochschule für Jüdische Studien
>> Heidelberg
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