[b-hebrew] OT- perspective (was Josiah's book of the Law)
jwest at highland.net
Thu Aug 4 20:05:50 EDT 2005
Peter Kirk wrote:
> No, Jim, if I write that something happened, without qualification, I
> mean not just that it is my view or opinion that it happened, but that
> I know that it happened, beyond reasonable doubt. You cannot know,
> beyond reasonable doubt, that the DtrH (whatever that might be) was
> written after the exile, because there is insufficient evidence. But I
> would let this pass if you could provide some good evidence that this
> actually happened.
Alas- if that's so- then you too are victim of the same inability to
suggest that archaeology proves the Bible right, no? Or is there
another standard by which you determine things?
>> And what do Cyrus and Nebuchadnezzer do to prove the Bible's account
>> of Israel's history? ...
> They are part of the Bible's account of Israel's history. They are
> themselves something in the Hebrew Bible. And this confirmation of the
> general accuracy of part of this history tends to suggest the
> reliability of more of it.
No they are not. They are proof only that the biblical authors knew
their names. That's all. Nothing more.
D. Jim West
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