[b-hebrew] exodus, dating of linguistics

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Jun 3 08:55:44 EDT 2004

On 02/06/2004 16:47, Uri Hurwitz wrote:

>   This may have been so, but, some would say, more likely not have 
> been so. In short, sheer speculation, like much that has been 
> speculated on this subject.
>   Uri

Absolutely. My point is that my speculation is no less likely than 
Michael's that the texts were all written at one time and place, and we 
have no way of knowing which is true.

> */Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>/* wrote:
>     the kind of model I have in mind is:
>     1) Deuteronomy was written at one time and place.
>     2) The other literature e.g. much of Joshua-Kings which so clearly
>     echoes the languages and themes of Deuteronomy was written at a later
>     time, and potentially a different place, in imitation, either
>     deliberate
>     or accidental, of Deuteronomy.
>     Therefore, Michael's stylistic argument that Deuteronomy and
>     Joshua-Kings were written at one time and place fails.

Peter Kirk
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