[b-hebrew] psalm 51 and King David's sin

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Fri May 18 11:45:01 EDT 2007

Dear Kenneth,

In theory, it would be possible for Uriah to be an ethnic Hittite with a 
Yahwistic name, without this having any religious significance, although 
unlikely. In the ancient world. people took their names very seriously.

As to the rest, see my point 2.

Yigal Levin

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "kenneth greifer" <greifer at hotmail.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 5:41 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] psalm 51 and King David's sin

> Yigal,
> I believe that King David was human and sinned like other people. I am not
> trying to prove that he was sinless. I just think that in this case he did
> not sin.
> Uriah the Hittite's Hebrew religious sounding name would not mean he was a
> convert or from intermarriage because people use the names of the people
> they live around. When people move to America, they give their kids 
> American
> names usually, and after a few generations, their descendants speak the
> language of America, have American names, and do everything like 
> Americans.
> If Hittites lived among Israelites, then they would speak their language 
> and
> use their names, etc.
> Why would people thousands of years be different?
> Kenneth Greifer
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