[b-hebrew] Thera quote

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Aug 27 10:14:42 EDT 2004


On Friday 27 August 2004 00:08, George F. Somsel wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 23:19:04 -0600 Dave Washburn <dwashbur at nyx.net>
>
> writes:
> > On Tuesday 24 August 2004 13:41, Michael Banyai wrote:
> > [snip]
> >
> > > >  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.
> > [snip]
> >
> > --
>
> A "feat of legerdemain", I think.

OK, in his context that makes sense.  Thanks.

-- 
Dave Washburn
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