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

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Wed Aug 3 19:46:29 EDT 2005

Brian, all I can say is, go back and read it again.  Nothing hidden about it.

Honest, I've got better things to do than argue with you about what's viciousness!   If your parents didn't teach you, I'm not going to.

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian Roberts 
  To: Dora Smith 
  Cc: Peter Kirk ; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:06 AM
  Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Josiah's book of the Law

    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?

  Vicious is the word you choose to describe Josiah's reforms? Are you saying that "bad" things are more likely to be accurately recorded than "good" things in the Bible? You do realize that the biblical writer considered the reforms of Josiah to be a good thing. There's no hiding of an allegedly "vicious" pogrom here.

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