[b-hebrew] Tanach book order - different in Christian Bibles

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 15:02:23 EDT 2006


You make the assumption that if a word is found in Greek as well as a
Semitic language, that it had its origin in Greek (or proto-Greek). I
don't agree with that assumption (for one, I find it chauvenistic and
two, there are no historical nor linguistic reasons to make that
assumption). It is common that the names of objects are adopted into
new languages with technology transfer, e.g. "computer" is known world
wide. Who had the technology first? Often we don't have enough data to
answer. Therefore you cannot assert that these were Greek instruments,
therefore Daniel was a late writing.

My understanding is that the only reason that Daniel is dated late by
several authors is because his descriptions are too detailed to be
chance, yet are accurate. But the prophecy of the seventy sevens of
years, starting with the rebuilding of Jeursalem under Nehemiah ca.
415 BC give or take a few years, ending in a time of a seven year war,
midway through which the sacrifices were stopped (the temple was
destroyed) and other details, either Daniel was written after the
Jewish revolt of 67 AD or this is true prophecy.

Karl W. Randolph.

On 9/1/06, Philippe Wajdenbaum <pwajdenbaum at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> .... In the book of Daniel, in
> Hebrew, the orchestra of Nabuchodonosor is made of Greek instruments:
> psalterion, caitharis and sumphonia (Dn. 3:5).
> Regards,
> Philippe Wajdenbaum

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