TOHUW WA BOHUW in Gen & Jer.

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at
Fri Apr 5 10:52:13 EST 2002

Sorry, but what are you trying to say? Are you trying to say that no one
properly understands biblical Hebrew? If so, that must include the
translators and the writers of dictionaries etc, so we might as well
give up trying to understand the text at all. Now no one would claim to
understand BH perfectly. But some of us claim that, with the help of
20th century (and older) scholarship, archaeological discoveries etc we
can come to understand it better than the translators of older versions
and study aids.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jnall [mailto:jnall at]
> Sent: 04 April 2002 14:00
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: TOHUW WA BOHUW in Gen & Jer.
> It appears to me that anyone that claims that they understand the
> the Bible was written in is as mystified as those trying to understand
> by
> the many translations of it????  This does not require a reply any
> than
> an Amen! would require.  -Jesse
> Amen!
> -Jason
> Peter Kirk wrote:
> > Do you claim that you are taking your understanding of creation from
> > Bible? If so, I suggest that you learn the languages it is written
> > before attempting to interpret it. Many serious errors have been
made by
> > interpreters relying on translations.

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