[b-hebrew] Human Sacrifices

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Thu Aug 26 21:11:31 EDT 2004


?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:19 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Human Sacrifices


> Actually, Shoshanna, there is very little actual evidence of human
sacrifice
> among the Canaanites. It is not mentioned in any contemporary
inscriptions,
> the biblical references are vague (Jerimiah deals with Israelites, not
> Canaanites!) and there is no clear archaeological evidence, such as the
> "Tophet" found at Carthage, from Canaanite sites. If human sacrifice was
> practiced at all, it was very rare, and only in times of extreme pressure.
> Look at 2 Kings 3:27: the Moabite king (NOT a Canaanite!) sacrificed his
own
> son, and God became angry at the Israelites and caused them to retreat!
Very
> strange. Not to mention what Abraham was willing to do to Isaac. Maybe not
> what God had intended, but nowhere does he repremand Abraham for being
> willing!
>
> Yigal
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
> To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 2:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Yom Kippur
>
>
> > EVERYWHERE, G-d stresses that we are not to practice Baal worship,
> > and even tells us to wipe them out of the land.  One of the things
> > they did was sacrifice of PEOPLE!
> >
> > Shoshanna
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > HH: Do you really think that is what Amos and Jeremiah are doing. I
> > am flabbergasted. The law about sacrifices came from Sinai itself.
> > Your Tanakh turns into swiss cheese full of holes if you consider
> > sacrifice a foreign element that is false to true worship of Yahweh.
> >
> > HH: I think Jer 7:22-23 speaks of what had priority. What did God
> > stress when He first brought the people out of Egypt? I don't think
> > Amos 5:25 is denying that they brought sacrifices, but saying that
> > while they may have done that, they also carried their idols along
> > with them.
> >
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