[b-hebrew] Kadeshah & Zonah in Genesis 32 + More

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Jul 15 13:40:03 EDT 2004

On Thursday 15 July 2004 11:04, Peter Kirk wrote:
> On 15/07/2004 16:37, Dave Washburn wrote:
> >On Wednesday 14 July 2004 14:22, david.kimbrough at charter.net wrote:
> >>I have to disagree.
> >>
> >>1) The earliest that Genesis 32 could have been written was during the
> >>exodus by Moses.  This means the conversations of the Adullamite with the
> >>unspecified individuals occurred hundreds of years prior, at the ealiest.
> >>It seems unlikely that Genesis 32 is a verbatim transcript of the
> >>conversations.
> >
> >No, the earliest that the form of Genesis 32 that we have could have been
> >written was then.  But there is no reason why this author, whoever one may
> >assume that s/he was, wouldn't have used written sources from at or near
> > the time of the events.  It's possible that Gen 32 is a summary or an
> > author's construct, but it's equally possible that it is in fact a
> > "verbatim transcript" that Judah's family had preserved in a family
> > record of some kind.  We don't know, and we can't really assume one way
> > or the other without emphasizing that we are in fact assuming.
> >
> >[snip]
> Also, the story may have been preserved verbatim (or more or less so) by
> oral tradition over those several hundred years.

Yes, thanks for mentioning that.

Dave Washburn
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