[b-hebrew] exodus, dating of linguistics

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Thu Jun 3 09:03:16 EDT 2004


Waiting and biding time for new, compelling data is difficult, isn't 
it? :)

Brian Roberts


On Thursday, June 3, 2004, at 08:55  AM, Peter Kirk wrote:

> 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.
>>
>
>
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