Question Concerning Inspiration

Ashley Crane acrane at
Sun Dec 3 08:37:44 EST 2000

Hi Ian

I have been trying to follow the reasons behind your argument. Can you
please explain what is your point and how it pertains to b-hebrew??

This does not seem to be a textual issue (more a philosophical one!)

(btw Michael, I am looking forward to your material)



----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Hutchesson" <mc2499 at>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2000 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: Question Concerning Inspiration

> >Yeah, I know what I said...
> >> You miss the point, Dave. The text because it's value is not known
> be
> >> used, so it doesn't matter how humorous you want to be, it won't change
> the
> >> fact that as evidence it is inadmissable. Try and get such "evidence"
> past a
> >> judge... "umm, your honour, I know we cannot say when this text was
> written,
> >> but, umm, I know it's relevant to this case."
> >
> >The "court of law" argument is a common one and it's still a straw
> >man.  Courtroom evidence and historical evidence are two very
> >different things that use two very different criteria, so this is
> >irrelevant.  And now I'm really truly out of this discussion.
> You don't read how they are writing histories (eg classical histories)
> days, right?
> Ian
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