Is R)$YT even a "time" word?

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at
Tue Mar 26 02:38:22 EST 2002

This is relevant to the list because a list member is making the (in my
opinion outrageous) claim that our understanding of a Hebrew word is to
be determined by the text of Enuma Elish. You should object to such
claims rather than to the attempts to refute them.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian M. M. Brady [mailto:cbrady at]
> Sent: 25 March 2002 17:57
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: Is R)$YT even a "time" word?
> On 3/25/02 1:16 AM, "Ian Hutchesson" <mc2499 at> wrote:
> >> Ian, thanks for sharing the passage from Enuma Elish which makes
> >> how irrelevant this is. There is a lot in it which is clearly not
> >> Genesis, and apparently vice versa. So why can they not differ also
> >> "in the beginning"?
> >
> > I am impressed that you cannot see the clear
> > parallels, but of course this should only be
> > obvious, when you don't read the text. Deal
> > with the fact that it is talking of the same
> > phenomenon with basically the same name, ie
> > tiamat/tehom at the beginning of creation,
> > who is defeated through the use of a divine
> > wind and upon the defeat and death of the
> > waters, the god separates the remains lifting
> > half above the sky and creating the world as
> > it is from the rest. So, if you cannot see
> > the plain similarities, it has more to do
> > with you than the text.
> Mommy?! Where is the list mom? This really should stop now...
> Cb
> cbrady @
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