[b-hebrew] Scholars, please stand up
sarxws at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 17:21:27 EDT 2006
I must say that Bill Rea is absolutely right! I have been a part of this
forum for about 6 months and I must say that every once in a while something
will strike me hard, forcing me to develop a new mindset and understanding,
of what I thought...this list is invaluable and is giving me exactly what I
was looking for.
On 9/12/06, Bill Rea <bsr15 at cantsl.it.canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> John wrote:-
> >I joined this group in the hope that it would be a place for me to gain
> >Sirach 18:19 Before you speak, learn, and before you fall ill, take care
> >of your health.
> I've been a member since we founded the list in 1992. This is a place
> where you can gain insight, you just have to be a little patient. It is
> a rare place where you can find liberal, conservative and fundamentalist
> Christians and Jews, plus people of no faith at all discussing Biblical
> Hebrew in, mostly, a civilized fashion. Originally the list was religious,
> it was founded by Christians and hosted by a Christian institution.
> That simply did not work. We had some fine Jewish scholars who were
> driven away by well-meaning but extremely insenstive Christians. I can't
> remember when the list changed to its current form but I would guess its
> been like this for at least ten years. It has worked remarkably well since
> then. So stick around, you will find insights, but those insights might
> take you out of your comfort zone.
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