BH diachronics and P
ButhFam at compuserve.com
Mon May 20 18:39:05 EDT 2002
>help me with trying to understand the literature
. . .
>e.g., hurvitz and
>rendsburg have their own ideas about the development of israelite
>religion. the priestly source must be the earliest, and at least
>pre-exilic: regardless of the simple linguistic facts...<
Well, do you really think that your nunation arguments are strong enough
to overturn the simple linguistic facts that Avi has set out over 30 years?
I read Avi as saying P-material is linguistically, monolithically,
pre-exilic, therefore P is pre-exilic. Where does theology enter
For a crash course, see the article on "Priestly Source" in ABD by
Milgrom, (another theologizer?). Maybe the priestly material was pre-
I'll be happy to pass your greetings on to Avi tomorrow morning at the
SemLang study group.
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