120 Years in Genesis 6

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Mon Jan 28 07:01:25 EST 2002


As I understand it the book of Jashar referred to in the Hebrew Bible
was lost, and the only existing books by that name are medieval
forgeries. Are you trying to claim that this particular book is genuine
and older than the Bible? See the discussion at
http://www.ccel.org/a/anonymous/jasher/real.htm, but I am not at all
convinced by the arguments there. I note that the book was "faithfully
translated into English from the Rabbinical Hebrew in approximately A.D.
1840". Well, Rabbinical Hebrew was not the language of the time before
the Hebrew Bible was written, so that alone is enough to show that at
the very least this document has been extensively rewritten, even
translated, into a later form of Hebrew. It would be interesting to see
the Hebrew of the passages quoted in the Bible. If these are exactly as
in the Bible rather in Rabbinical Hebrew, and contrast with the
surrounding Rabbinical Hebrew text, that would be a dead giveaway for a
fraud.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lily Sarah Prymus [mailto:lizp at sbcglobal.net]
> Sent: 28 January 2002 09:45
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: 120 Years in Genesis 6
> 
> Shalom;
> Found the Book of Jasher on the internet and it begins with the same
words
> as with what I have:
>    "This is the book of the generations of man whom G-d created upon
>     the earth on the day when the Lord G-d made heaven and earth."
> Have not compared it in its entirety but the translations do appear to
be
> the same. Internet version translated 1840/published 1887 by JH Parry
& Co
> (Salt Lake City).
> 
> for Book of Jasher:
>     www.ccel.org/a/anonymous/jasher/1.htm
> 
> 
> This is a good site.  Many classics & audio books (requires MP-3
player).
> You will find the Divine Names & Mystical Theology by CE Rolt along
with
> works by Leo Tolstoy, Charles Sheldon, GK Chesterton and many others.
> 
> 
> for Jewish History listings found the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
to be
> a good resource site:
>     www.jewishhistory.huji.ac.il
> 
> 
> There was discussion on Ezekiel 28:14 - referencing to the stones.
Believe
> that "the stones of the fire" are representative of the altar of G-d
since
> this chapter identifies satan as being the prince of Tyrus. When read
with
> that in mind "...thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the
altar of
> G-d." (KJV)  Just wanted to add another train of thought. No scholar,
just
> enjoy the study of His Word.
> 
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