Out of Egypt
dwashbur at nyx.net
Mon Mar 26 18:39:55 EST 2001
George has asked us to end this thread, so I won't comment on
the topic any more. I just need to clarify one item in Ian's post
regarding what I said:
> Does one necessarily need to "invent" such a tradition as the exodus? Can't such a
> tradition build through accretions as Dave also accepts?
I don't necessarily accept the idea of accretions. I put the idea
forth for the sake of argument. My point had to do with the idea of
a real event standing behind the exodus story, rather than the
whole thing being made up, but I am not sold on the "accretion"
theory as opposed to the idea that the story is true and accurate
as it has come to us. I just thought I should clear that up before
following George's order and bowing out of this topic.
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated." C. S. Lewis
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