SV: The daughter of Jeftah died? (David to Liz)

Niels Peter Lemche npl at
Tue Jun 4 08:02:09 EDT 2002

What is the past except a construction created by the present?

Think of the French historian (les annales) Lucien Fevbre: We don't know
anything about the past; we always reconstruct it.


> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra:	Madden, Shawn [SMTP:sMadden at]
> Sendt:	4. juni 2002 13:58
> Til:	Niels Peter Lemche; Biblical Hebrew
> Emne:	RE: The daughter of Jeftah died?  (David to Liz)
> Can we learn from fiction? Yes.
> Can we learn from historical fiction? Yes.
> If it really didn't happen can we call it the past? No.

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