[b-hebrew] quesiton about Song of the Sea

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Mar 28 16:14:17 EST 2004


Dvora, I'm not sure I understand. Yes, much of biblical poetry uses forms
similar to 13th century Ugaritic poetry. So what. Are you claiming that many
of the Psalms, not to mention Isaiah, are from the 12th century?

Yigal
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] quesiton about Song of the Sea


> This planet, Yigdal.
>
> The Blessing of Deborah is another.  They are compared to documents found
at
> Ugarit tht use the same structure.
>
> Please don't ask me to prove what was Ugarit.
>
> Yours,
> Dora Smith
> Austin, Texas
> villandra at austin.rr.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> To: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 10:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] quesiton about Song of the Sea
>
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
> >
> > > Were different parts of the Song of the Sea written at different
times?
> > > Its general style is 12th century.
> >
> > How could anyone know that? What other 12th century Hebrew documents do
> you
> > know of that you could compare it to?
> >
> > > It contains the oldest and most basic
> > > version of the story of the death of Pharaoh's army in the Red Sea.
> >
> > This is very often claimed, and may even be correct, but is certainly
not
> > proven. It is often claimed that the Song has more "archaic language"
than
> > the narrtive, that poetry in general was a medium of remembering events
> long
> > before they were put into writing. maybe so, but all we have is the
> written
> > version. And poets do tend to purposely use "old fashioned"  language.
So
> > who can tell?
> >
> > Yigal
> >
> > >
> > > Our leader in our bible study class Wednesday said that in those days
> > > everyone in the Near East, certainly Pharaho's armies, used horsedrawn
> > > chariots, not rode horses, and that noone rode horses until the 8th
> > century.
> > > I don't know if this is true.    But I sure would have expected
> Pharaoh's
> > > horses to have been mainly pulling chariots - unless the passages taht
> > talk
> > > about horse and rider actually mean something else or have another
> origin.
> > >
> > > Yours,
> > > Dora Smith
> > > Austin, Texas
> > > villandra at austin.rr.com
> > >
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