[b-hebrew] The islands
George F. Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Wed Jun 9 01:27:11 EDT 2004
Huh!!??? This sounds like Jabberwocky to me -- words of a sort without
On Wed, 9 Jun 2004 07:16:09 +0300 "VC" <vadim_lv at center-tv.net> writes:
> > >My question was, what problem could Jews in mountaneous Jerusalem
> with those islands?
> > Why take a narrow Jerusalemite perspective? The prophets were
> within literary tradition extending centuries back and miles away.
> towards Sea Peoples could be part of those traditions or memory
> traces. Why
> take the poetic output of the prophets as a specific delineation of
> geographic and political realities of their period and city?
> They did not write the scriptures. They were composing saga to be
> read at
> marketplaces. They spoke of the relevant events. Try rallying the
> Americans against the British.
> Vadim Cherny
> > J.C. De Moor writes in his book 'The Rise of Yahwism', (Pages
> Israel was still living in Transjordan, far from the sea. Yet the
> text of
> (Habbakkuk 3) v. 14b creates the impression that the "countrymen" of
> felt threatened by the hordes of Yam. A feasible solution is to
> assume that
> the poem reflects early Is­rael's reaction to another invasion
> of the
> Sea Peoples in Canaan, in the last decade of the 13th or the first
> decade of
> the 12th cen­tury B.C. Merenptah records a clash with the Sea
> among them Sherdanu, in his fifth year (c. 1207 B.C.). Note the
> sim­ilarity of the designations of Yam, "him who walks in guilt"
> 68:22) and "the Evil One" (Hab. 3:13). Again the Israelites were
> but the order of magnitude of the clash was much big­ger.
> Apparently we
> are closer to the catastrophal wave of attacks c. 1190 B.C."
> > Noam Eitan, Brooklyn, NY
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