dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Nov 30 12:22:38 EST 1999
> Dear Dave and Others,
> Wiseman's theory does not fit the Genesis material for several reasons.
> First of all, the Babylonian accounts did not use the word "toledoth."
What is the Akkadian word?
> Secondly, most of the occurrences of toledoth in Genesis are clearly
> headings. Thirdly, I believe that Wiseman has a vested interest. I seem to
> remember that he is attempting to prove that the Moses pieced together
> ancient sources from the second millennium BCE. (See also R. K. Harrison)
Wiseman may be the book I read in the 80's because it was taking
pretty much the same approach. I'm not exactly sure how this
constitutes a "vested interest," but I'll let that pass. As I recall, the
idea was the similarity between the toledoth accounts in Genesis
and some second-millennium Babylonian/Akkadian records, at
least as far as structure is concerned. My Akkadian is much more
rusty than I would like to admit, but I for one would be interested in
pursuing this discussion if the rest think it's appropriate for the list.
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
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