Iron and Bronze

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at
Thu Sep 5 10:28:15 EDT 2002

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Goldsmith <iangoldsmith1969 at>
To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at>
Date: giovedì 5 settembre 2002 14.57
Subject: Re: RE: Iron and Bronze

>> My major problem, Ian, is when one states positions
>> in  public, I would consider those positions should
>> be defendable.
>As already stated I voiced an 'opinion', if you took
>to be a 'position', then I apologise for engaging your
>expertise without merit for doing so.

This was the "opinion" regarding dating of texts I
commented on:

>>So hopefully we are left with the unprovable
>>possibility that the text is early... or perhaps
>>late.. who knows. What we can say at the moment is
>>that we cannot be absolutely certain!

Though I think the evidence says your "opinion" is
untenable, you are welcome to it, even in the Outer


>But if we are not free to express an opinion, then I
>may as well retire to the Outer-Hebridies and live in
>hut, so as not to offend anyone of a sensitive nature.
>Please, please can we stop filling the other list
>members in trays with this now.
>Thanks, respecting your point of view but holding a
>different 'opinion'.

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