[b-hebrew] Ark of the Covenant

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Fri Aug 20 20:51:33 EDT 2004

In a message dated 8/20/2004 2:33:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
peterkirk at qaya.org writes:

> >Does this come from some midrash--or what?  Just someone's imagination?
> >
> >  
> >
> Maybe. But your imagination sometimes seems just as fertile as this one.

Excuse me but--how with your present knowledge of ancient Egypt are you in a 
position to distinguish just what is my imagination and what is not?  This is 
starting to become ad hominem mud-slinging--and has deteriorated to where it 
no longer resembles a scholarly discussion.  Look--there are people here 
discussing Biblical Hebrew.  I know Hebrew but have the humility not to contradict 
anything said by them because I do not know the territory.  I am not their 
equal in this area and must be content to read their posts and absorb what is 
there.  Sure--I could jump right in and make them defend every one of their 
assertions on some pretext or another--but what for?  Do you think it might be 
possible for you to write with a little more humility when it comes to ancient 
Egyptian matters?  Unless you believe you are my equal in scholarship in this 

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