[b-hebrew] Torah

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Aug 14 18:59:55 EDT 2004


Thanks Liz,

I've read your article. It, and in fact the whole volume, is very
informative. But I'm not sure that I agree that when Ezra or Chronicles or
Malachi refer to "The Torah of Moses", they are not referring to a written,
"canonical" book (even if it's not exactly the Pentateuch as we know it).

Yigal
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
To: "'b-hebrew'" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 6:04 PM
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Torah


>
>
> Dear Yigal,
> I discuss the term torah in my article in Persia and Torah, edited by Jim
> Watts.
> (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.
> Best,
> Liz
>
> Lisbeth S. Fried
> University of Michigan
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-
> > bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Yigal Levin
> > Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 11:42 AM
> > To: b-hebrew
> > Subject: [b-hebrew] Torah
> >
> > Here's an interesting topic for discussion: Just what does the word
> "Torah"
> > mean.
>
>
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