Question Concerning Inspiration

Banyai Michael banyai at
Tue Dec 5 12:01:17 EST 2000

I must principially give right to Ian, that "To understand a text we are 
attempting to analyse we have to be able to contextualise it."

However, I mean, you apply the contextualisation, for example in the case
of KA in an extremely Procustean manner. You are not contextualising the
text, but, as I see it, you adjust the data (surely not deliberately),
rejecting alternatives, so one has only one choice, your choice of

What I have shown till now was, there are at least a couple of even better
functioning models to explain KA and its function without disturbing in
any way the sources. A sea access hypothesis- and who wants to contest the
existance of sea trade at the time?- would lay ad acta the whole

So do I propose for every one, since the discussion seems to drift away.

BTW, I´ll answer your question about Zechariahs feast calendar (not much
different btw from the one of Nehemiah if you read 2 Maccabees) in one of
my papers concerning the hebrew calendar.

Best regards,

Bányai Michael

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