[b-hebrew] Thera quote

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Fri Aug 27 13:18:32 EDT 2004

In a message dated 8/27/2004 3:27:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
peterkirk at qaya.org writes:

> On 27/08/2004 10:09, MarianneLuban at aol.com wrote:
> >...  Now 
> >Josephus wrote that the Exodus, which he believed had taken place in the 
> time 
> >of Ahmose I, occurred during the month of Pharmouti which, in a Pefect 
> Year, 
> >would have fallen in the Winter Season, being its last month.  However, 
> during 
> >the time of Ahmose I, judging by the concordance given in Year 9 of his 
> >successor, Amenhotep I, Pharmouti would have fallen in April of the Julian 
> >calendar.  However, the pRhind, which relates the attack of Ahmose on the 
> Hyksos 
> >strongholds and hints at some bad weather happening at the same time, says 
> this 
> >occurred during the first month of Inundation--this being September by the 
> Julian 
> >calendar at the time. ...
> >
> The primary document about the Exodus, the Book of Exodus itself (12:2, 
> 13:4, 23:15, 34:18), gives a clear date in the 1st month Abib of the 
> Hebrew year, and the unbroken Pesach tradition places that in the spring 
> i.e. March-April, at the time when Pesach is still celebrated. The 
> calendar of 23:14-17 and its elaborations elsewhere in the Torah clearly 
> associate the Exodus with springtime.- 

Peter, I hardly think that is a revelation--especially to the Jews here, 
which includes myself.  What is your point?  

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