Monotheism was: "admittedly syncretistic..

Glenn Blank glennblank at
Sat Jan 26 07:24:44 EST 2002

>From: "Jonathan D. Safren" <yon_saf at>
>To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at>
>Subject: Re: Monotheism was: "admittedly syncretistic..
>Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 11:02:12 +0200
> The God who accepts human sacrifice in Jud. 11 is not the same God who
forbids it in >Deuteronomy.

God accepting human sacrifice?  No, but a man who made a rash vow, never
intending it to be a human sacrifice, but determined to keep his vow to the
letter.  Jud. 11 gives no indication of God's reaction to this sacrifice.

glenn blank
Pensacola FL

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