Christian M. M. Brady
christian.brady at tulane.edu
Sun Sep 3 15:12:26 EDT 2000
On 9/3/00 11:11 AM, "Jim West" <jwest at highland.net> wrote:
> At 09:27 AM 9/3/00 -0500, you wrote:
>> But the same arguments that you are presenting for the Hasmonean period
>> could be used to justify dating the text to the United Monarchy (as has
>> been). The people have just conquered a land and united diverse tribes which
>> now need a unifying history, thus the king of the day orders a history to be
>> written that justifies their existence. Works kind of well for
>> David/Solomon, don't you think? ;-)
> save for one fact--- the language of the texts is much later than the period
> of the united monarchy. fred cryer demonstrated this, to my mind
> conclusively, in his SJOT article several years back.
There is the difference. Fred has not convinced many others of that point.
cbrady @ tulane.edu
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