[b-hebrew] Human Sacrifices

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Fri Aug 27 00:52:14 EDT 2004


Dora, an enlightening statement as always.

Yigal
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>; "b-hebrew"
<b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 3:11 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Human Sacrifices


> ?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
> 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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