[b-hebrew] OT: a link about Modern Hebrew

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Jun 7 02:51:47 EDT 2004

Dear Vadim:

Your claim made me laugh. I have run into Jews who are just as tied to theological assumptions that restrict their translations as the most unthinking Christian. For me the text is paramount, theology be damned.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "VC" <vadim_lv at center-tv.net>
> Dear Yigal,
> > from SOME Orthodox Jewish students and audiences: why should we care what
> > gentile anti-semites think about OUR Tanakh?
> While I wouldn't go to this extreme, they have a rationale. In any science,
> that explanation is preferred, which requires less assumptions. Now,
> Christian scholars introduce a major assumption in interpreting the Tanakh:
> namely, that it could and even should be interpreted with a fringe sectarian
> text, the NT, in mind. Since Jewish scholars don't require this assumption,
> their opinions should be preferred.
> This, of course, does not imply in any sense pushing someone out of this
> field of scholarship, but rather inadmissibility of bringing a doctrine in
> the field.
> Best regards,
> Vadim Cherny
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