Awohili at Awohili at
Mon Jan 28 14:35:00 EST 2002

And it should be noted that such practices were condemned as offensive to 
YHWH and not part of his cultus.  For example, one of the verses you quoted, 
Jeremiah 7:31, states, "They have built the high places of the Topheth that 
are in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their 
daughters in the fire -- which I had not commanded and had not entered My 
mind." (Tanach, Stone Edition)

Solomon Landers

In a message dated 01/28/2002 11:16:31 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
RGmyrken at writes:

The testimony of Theophrastus, in the essay _On Piety_ c. 315 BCE, that 
"Syrians, of whom the Jews constitute a part" offered live sacrifices, 
including human sacrifices, is perhaps relevant.  This is also echoed in Is. 
57:5; Jer.  7:31; 19:5; 32:35; Ezek. 16:20-21; 23:37-39, suggesting that the 
practice continued in Syria and Judea far later than commonly believed.  
Among what segments of society the practice persisted is obscure.... 

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