[b-hebrew] Relevance Theory & Hebrew Semantics
George F. Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Mon Aug 16 20:42:05 EDT 2004
On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 22:04:15 +0100 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 16/08/2004 21:45, MarianneLuban at aol.com wrote:
> > ...
> >David Rohl not withstanding, ...
> And the minimalists notwithstanding. And those who date the Torah to
> divided kingdom era notwithstanding.
> >... the type of ark described in the Torah made by
> >Bezalel et al, conforms exactly to the type of portable shrine seen
> during the
> >New Kingdom, (beginning with the 18th Dynasty) in which effigies of
> the gods
> >were transported. ...
> David Rohl ("From Eden to Exile" p.201) states that "It was designed
> the form of an Egyptian robing box, countless numbers of which
> had made during his time as a slave in the royal workshops of
> The one difference was that this box was portable..." Are such boxes
> fact attested from the 13th dynasty or earlier?
> >... The "horns" described altars, etc. were the cavetto cornice
> >used on just about every sacred structure during this period.
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
I should think that it would require a rather fertile mind to know so
precisely what Bezaleel might have been doing prior to and thus outside
the account. I propose that he worked as an engineer for NASA :-)
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