[b-hebrew] Benjamin

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Jun 25 15:34:32 EDT 2006


Does anyone really make that claim? It sound absurd. Even in the Bible there 
are often different charecters with the same name.

Yigal
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2006 3:27 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] .. to yigal.. origins of thesis


> 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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