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----- Original Message -----
From: "jason silber" <uzisilber at gmail.com>
To: <dwashbur at nyx.net>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Was Abraham Born in Mesopotamia?
> as a Hebrew speaker i can tell you that 'bayamim hahem' implies that a
> time had past. it implies another era.
> in a world which was much slower, place names didn't just change. even
> today, in the regions of Judea and Samaria many place names are Arabicized
> Hebrew names. in other words the place names haven't changed in 3000
> the writer is communicating to contemporaneous readers or listeners place
> name information they wouldn't know..
> On 11/5/07, dwashbur at nyx.net <dwashbur at nyx.net> wrote:
>> On 5 Nov 2007 at 15:26, jason silber wrote:
>> > Jim,
>> > throughout early genesis, especially in the Abraham cycle, there are
>> > references to 'bayamim hahem', 'in those days', confirming that that
>> > the
>> > writer (or editor) had compiled the information much later -- id guess
>> > during the eras of Hezekiah or Josiah. (or 700 years after the
>> > purported
>> > events were supposed to occur?)
>> Why "much" later? The phrase need not mean several hundred years, or
>> a hundred
>> years. It's nonspecific and could mean just about anything. If we could
>> establish when
>> towns' names changed, or how long a certain location or monument endured
>> ("It's there to
>> this day") and that sort of thing, we might be able to sort it out in
>> greater detail. But simply
>> "bayyamim hahem" tells us virtually nothing.
>> Dave Washburn
>> Why do it right when you can do it again?
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