Balaam's Kittim Oracle

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at
Mon Sep 30 05:14:21 EDT 2002

Continuing, eh, Michael?

>if you lay weight on the late orthography of Tarshish, 

Along with the use of Kittim obviously from 
after the arrival of the Phoenicians (9th c.), 
along with the late use of Elishah found in 
Ezekiel (exile or post exile). All point to late 
construction of the part that interests us, ie 
Gen 10:4.

As you refuse to use a methodology which 
is transparent (and literary sources are not 
transparent), I can't see that you can come 
to any useful conclusions.

If you have any substantive argument to add, 
I'll be happy to read it.


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