Iron and Bronze.

Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Thu Sep 12 22:01:53 EDT 2002

> Even Genesis seems dimly aware of Dan's position. See 
> Gen 49:16, which says, "Dan shall judge his people as if 
> one of the tribes of Israel." -- k'xd $b+y y$r'l --, ie 
> Dan was not a tribe of Israel, but shall perform like 
> one

How on earth do you justify translating K(XD "as *if* one"?  That's 
not what it says, and every English translation I have found reads 
"as one of the tribes," which means something very different.  You 
can't just slip an off-beat translation like this into the discussion 
without backing it up somehow.  It may be a translation that 
supports your ideas, but that hardly constitutes evidence that it's 

Dave Washburn
"Don't let your mind wander.  
It's too little to be left alone."

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