Iron and Bronze
mc2499 at mclink.it
Thu Sep 5 10:28:15 EDT 2002
From: Ian Goldsmith <iangoldsmith1969 at yahoo.co.uk>
To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at franklin.metalab.unc.edu>
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
>>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
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