[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>
writes:
> 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 
> the 
> 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 
> in 
> the form of an Egyptian robing box, countless numbers of which 
> Bezalel 
> had made during his time as a slave in the royal workshops of 
> Avaris. 
> The one difference was that this box was portable..." Are such boxes 
> in 
> 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)
> http://www.qaya.org/
> 
> _______________________________________________

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   :-)

george
gfsomsel



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