SV: Genesis and Gilgamesh
Niels Peter Lemche
npl at teol.ku.dk
Wed Jan 19 02:19:34 EST 2000
Or we will have to accept that the biblical historiographers did not tell us
all they knew.
> Fra: Jonathan D. Safren[SMTP:yonsaf at beitberl.beitberl.ac.il]
> Sendt: 19. januar 2000 08:05
> Til: Niels Peter Lemche
> Cc: 'b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu'
> Emne: Re: Genesis and Gilgamesh
> Niels Peter Lemche wrote:
> > And according to Exod 15, the exodus only stopped when they entered the
> > mountain of God, i.e. when the temple was built. Maybe a link to a
> > tradition in a hellenistic source--I believe it was Diodorus but do not
> > me if I am wrong, that Moses built the temple when he came from Egypt.
> > also well with the strange note about the nehushtan that was thrown out
> > the temple by Hezekiah: Why, if it was Moses' cobber snake.
> The Bible elsewhere preserves some rather ambivalent views of Moses. In
> story of Micah's Idol, the founder of the Levitical priestly family at the
> cultic shrine of Dan is no less than Moses' grandson.
> And Former Prophets in general is pretty silent about Moses. A view I am
> acquainted with is that this was to prevent his idolization, as in the
> about his unknown place of burial in Deut. 34. But perhaps the explanation
> es=lsewhere - in the fact that the anathematized Dan priesthood traced its
> lineage to Moses.
> Jonathan D. Safren
> Dept. of Biblical Studies
> Beit Berl College
> 44905 Beit Berl Post Office
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