[b-hebrew] Language, migration and Jewish identity
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 21:55:49 EST 2007
On Nov 8, 2007 10:39 PM, Jim Stinehart wrote:
> The same would also happen if you were to assert that the only substantive
> Amarna Letter we have that was written by Akhenaten (Amarna Letter EA 162) is
> expressly on the topic of "the iniquity of the Amorites", which is referenced
> so memorably at Genesis 15: 16. Do you realize that secular scholars, in
> their published works, try to tell us that "the iniquity of the Amorites" at
> Genesis 15: 16 refers to untoward sex practices of Gentiles in Lebanon?
No, I didn't! I want to look it up for myself! Could you please
provide the reference?
> People naively think that secular scholars have considered these issues
> objectively and in detail, and have rejected the comparison of the historical
> time period of the Amarna Letters to the historical time period of the
> Patriarchal narratives on the merits. In fact, no secular scholar from a leading
> university in the West is permitted to consider such arguments.
That's awful! Could you please provide the protocol guidelines from a leading
university in the West that forbids the consideration of such arguments?
> 4. As you know, secular scholars at leading universities in the West
> unfortunately consider the Patriarchal narratives to be "fairy tales", composed by
> multiple authors and incoherently edited, with the Patriarchal narratives
> allegedly not being pulled together until a 1,000 years or so after the fact (of
> when the Patriarchs were supposed to have lived).
No, I didn't know! Could you please provide me an exact citation of a secular
scholar who considers the patriarchal narratives to be "fairy tales"?
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