[b-hebrew] Graf-Wellhausen discredited

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 09:26:37 EST 2007

Dear Yigal:

On Dec 22, 2007 10:06 PM, Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:

> K Randolph wrote:
> > Going back to what Yigal Levin wrote, that in the archeological record
> the
> > absence of evidence, is not the evidence of absence.…

Actually it was Uri Hurvitz, as he gently reminded me off list.

> > …  Add to that, much of
> > what we think we know from archeology, may be misunderstood. Even
> recorded
> > history is so fragmentary that often assigned dates are merely matters
> of
> > convenience within a realm of possible error.
> >
> > Because so little is really known, there is no way either to disprove
> nor
> > prove the Documentary Hypothesis, nor to prove or disprove Biblical
> > inerrancy. Both are taken on faith. Because it is a matter of faith, I
> do
> > not intend to comment on it further.
> >
> > You may have the final word, but please do not misrepresent what I
> wrote.
> >
> > Karl W. Randolph.
> Actually, Karl, I don't think that I am the author of the above statement.
> I
> have been avoiding this argument, because we have all discussed it before,
> I
> think that all of us have made our veiws known, and none of us is likely
> to
> convince the others. So what's the point?

The last sentence above is my point, so let's not continue, nor make
antagonizing statements. Both sides.

> (Just for the record, I agree with most of what Yitzhak has written on the
> subject, although I may differ on some of the details.)
> Yigal Levin

Karl W. Randolph.

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