[b-hebrew] Torah

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Fri Aug 13 12:04:46 EDT 2004

Dear Yigal,
I discuss the term torah in my article in Persia and Torah, edited by Jim
(I repeat the discussion in my book.)
I compare it to the Egyptian hp, the Persian dat, and Akkadian kinatu.
 It can probably also be compared to the Greek nomos.
"Law" is a mistranslation, and creates confusion. It is anachronistic.
In my opinion it is more correctly translated "correct procedure," 
"rightful behavior," "custom." I have bibliography in my article.

Lisbeth S. Fried
University of Michigan

> -----Original Message-----
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> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Yigal Levin
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 11:42 AM
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> Subject: [b-hebrew] Torah
> Here's an interesting topic for discussion: Just what does the word
> mean. 

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