[b-hebrew] Thera quote

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Aug 27 01:19:04 EDT 2004

On Tuesday 24 August 2004 13:41, Michael Banyai wrote:
> >  Moreover, it is highly unlikely that the Thera cloud
> > ever reached Egypt--given the counter-clockwise direction of winds around
> > the Mediterranean--and that anyone in Egypt would have been able to see
> > the ash cloud hundreds of miles away no matter how high (the earth is
> > round).
> This is bogus. First of all have Stanley and Cheng discovered volcanic
> ashes in the delta, which could be C214-dated by the  overlaying layers, to
> the period of the Theran eruption. We have the testimony of the Balaam
> inscription (chronologically dependent on the Exodus dating) for an
> independent observation of an eruption-like event. But also the Ipuwer
> papyrus (datable into the 2nd intermediate period - the eruption of Thera
> thus) describes with plenty of detail probably the same.
> The argument concerning the eruption being unobservable because hiding
> behind the horizon assumes of us to be idiots. It is a typical
> "Taschenspielertrick". 

I don't know what this word means.

Dave Washburn
"No good.  Hit on head."   -Gronk

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