[b-hebrew] .. to yigal.. origins of thesis

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sun Jun 25 09:27:55 EDT 2006

And may I add to that the refusal to acknowledge 
that some names may have been reused by different 
Semitic peoples. Not just may have, but most 
certainly were. Not only the names of individuals, 
but also the heads of tribes who passed their names 
onto their peoples and places.

The myth that names were not reused is 
perpetuated by not recognizing that Tanakh is 
limited in its scope, recording only a small 
minority of the events and peoples that fall under 
its historical span.

Karl W. Randolph.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> Two things. First, the linguistic similarity of the Mari "Benjaminites" to
> those in Israel. Second, the insistance of some scholars that anything in
> the ANE must be somehow related to the Bible, and that the "Patriarchal
> traditions" in the Bible MUST reflect a "pre-Israelite" reality.
> Yigal
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <C60605 at aol.com>
> >
> > -
> > yigal....In the past, there were scholars who suggested
> > that these  "Benjaminites" were the ancestors of the biblical tribe - the
> > chronological  and geographical distance is much to large for this to be
> > taken seriously.
> >
> >              J   Anna  .... thanks, yigal, for following-up.  Do we have
> > any idea re the thinking of these scholars  {apparently mistaken 
> > scholars }  re
> > pre-jacob  ''benjaminites.''   i.e., what sort of details did  they use to
> > support their thesis.   Even though their stance may be  
> > inaccurate,  i'd like to
> > research the matter   a wee bit  more.   Thanks
> >
> >
> > ..J      Anna

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