[b-hebrew] Josiah's book of the Law

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Wed Aug 3 07:32:16 EDT 2005

I don't accept the idea that Josiah found the book in the temple.

However, it is very unlikely that a pogrom of the level of viciousness that
is described is in the text, and never happened.    Why would someone say
they did such a thing if it in fact never happened?

It makes the most sense to think that a document was actually produced to
legitimize the pogrom.    Such a document is consistent wtih the stated
purpose of the pogrom to return Israel to its allegedly ancient ways.    I
think it was manufactured by the priests.

Alternately the entire story could have been built up somehow to support the
later, equally cruel, pogrom by the returnees from Babylonia.

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
To: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
Cc: "Dave Washburn" <dwashbur at nyx.net>; <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Josiah's book of the Law

> On 03/08/2005 01:53, Dora Smith wrote:
> >I suppose it's possible, only no evidence Solomon built the temple!
> >
> >I find the book that Josiah found ...
> >
> Dora, there is precisely as much evidence that Solomon built the temple
> as that Josiah found anything in it - both from the books of Kings and
> Chronicles only. So why do you accept the latter without question but
> say there is no evidence for the former?
> --
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/

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