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

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Fri Dec 24 06:31:54 EST 2004


On 24/12/2004 00:37, Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com wrote:

> ...
>
> I just have to say something here.  Like you folks, I have always 
> heard that Moses wrote Genesis, but if Moses did so, how come he wrote 
> two great light instead calling them by name, the sun and moon.  Moses 
> knew their names but apparently the writer didn't know.  It must have 
> been written by Adam prior to given them their names.  Genesis 15:12 
> is the first time "sun" is used, and in connection with Abram.  Why then?
> I'm hoping Capt. Kirk can tell me(<:~
>
No, I can't tell you. But if you remember, I suggested that Moses, or 
whoever wrote Genesis, was using sources, either written or oral 
tradition. The oral tradition at least may go way back, even to Adam if 
you like.

-- 
Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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