was Michael -- Re: deuteronomy (Peter)

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Tue Mar 13 21:20:06 EST 2001

>>Bill, if the Arthurian legends can preserve something from the
>>Gilgamesh narratives, don't you think it's possible that the biblical
>>accounts can preserve something from 1200 BCE? Our problem is to find
>>ways based in factual data from the relevant period (such for example
>>as the data relevant to the sea peoples who ended up on the coast of
>>Palestine) which can contribute to the extraction of what we can get
>>out of such texts. Without the external hard data, how can we proceed?
>I thought that was what you were saying. In the past you've been
>fairly insistent about the unreliability of the biblical texts,
>for example, arguing there is no evidence for a United Monarchy.
>I actually don't have a problem with believing there's a good
>historical core in the biblical texts, just don't ask me to able
>to find it!

This is an interesting conflicting stance, Bill. You talk about a historical core
and you apparently admit that you could not find it if you tried. It seems therefore
that it is in no sense historical.


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