[b-hebrew] Dan (was: Where Was Jacob's Ladder)

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Nov 10 19:43:51 EST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bryant J. Williams III" <bjwvmw at com-pair.net>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>; "b-hebrew" 
<b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:32 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Dan (was: Where Was Jacob's Ladder)

> Dear Yigal,
> Again, we are getting into the area of presuppositions that one brings to 
> the
> text.
> Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
> ----- Original Message ----- 

Very true, Bryant. Whether or not one presupposes that the biblical text was 
written prophetically by people with more than just human knowledge is very 
important for understanding the text. It's the main difference between a 
"religious" and a "secular" understanding of the text. In the end, it's 
either or, not both. Which does not mean that a person who is personally 
"religious" cannot engage in "secular" scholarship. Just that in order to do 
so, he must accept the rules. And vice versa.

Yigal Levin 

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