[b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Dec 23 11:14:52 EST 2004

On 23/12/2004 15:00, Yigal Levin wrote:

>Nowhere in Genesis (or anywhere else in the Torah) is there reference to
>pre-existing written sources, such as there are in Kings or Chronicles. The
>only way Moses could have authored Genesis is if God had revealed it to him. ...

No. Lack of evidence for sources is not proof that there were none; 
Moses was not under the modern obligation to include a bibliography. And 
there is a real possibility that Moses was working from oral tradition, 
which can be preserved almost unchanged for thousands of years. (And of 
course there is the other possibility that Moses made it all up.)

>...  If God had revealed
>the content of Genesis to Moses, it would have been in Hebrew, ...

Why? Why not Egyptian, which was perhaps Moses' first language?

Peter Kirk
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