Genesis JEDP ???

Walter Mattfeld mattfeld at mail.pjsnet.com
Mon Sep 4 12:47:18 EDT 2000


Dear Peter,

You raise a good point about the Samaritans. It is my understanding that
they accepted only that part of the "Primary History" (Genesis to 2 Kings)
that was "neutral" towards them (i.e., The Pentateuch).

All the best,

Walter

Walter Reinhold Warttig Mattfeld
Walldorf by Heidelberg
Baden-Wurttemburg
Germany

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <Peter_Kirk at sil.org>
To: Walter Mattfeld <mattfeld at mail.pjsnet.com>; Biblical Hebrew
<b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2000 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: Genesis JEDP ???


> Just one question on this (which doesn't mean I accept the rest): How do
you
> account for the Samaritans accepting Ezra's Torah (with some minor
changes)
> when they never accepted the centrality of Jerusalem or presumably the
> authorities there? Remember that we have evidence from the Elephantine
> letters for a Samaritan temple from about this period.
>
> Peter Kirk
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Walter Mattfeld" <mattfeld at mail.pjsnet.com>
> To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2000 6:45 PM
> Subject: Genesis JEDP ???
>
> <snip>
>




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