[b-hebrew] Genesis 31: 47: What Foreign Language Is That? (FROM MODERATORS)

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 29 04:18:28 EST 2007

Hi George,

To turn to your 'survivor' example, there is always the option for 
people to 'remove themselves from the island' due to the 'conduct' of
others on the 'island'.

I'm with Yitzhak: a list that seeks to promote scholarly sincerity in
relation to the analysis and discussion of BH should not have to suffer
a continual barrage of entirely obvious erroneous and fanciful 
mumbo-jumbo trotted out and paraded as matter-of-fact linguistic truth. 
The list is, and should be, above this. Somewhere a line needs to be 
drawn to protect long-suffering list members from 'voting themselves 
off' in the interests of their in-box. The value of the list is 
diminished if people move on because they have become 'sick of the island'.

David Kummerow.

> Dear members,
> I do not want this to get out of hand in a way that turns our forum
> into an episode of SURVIVOR. We're not going to vote anyone off the
> island.
> Also, please be more courteous in the way you phrase things. There is
> sometimes a fine line between critique and personal attack, and so it
> is best to stay well away from that line. We can agree to disagree -
> we are all adults.
> It would be a shame to lose any member, especially those who hold
> posts relevant to Hebrew at tertiary institutions (you are very highly
> valued on this forum). So, please let's create an environment where we
> can exchange ideas cordially and in a scholarly manner.
> Best Regards,  
> GEORGE ATHAS Fellow Chairman, B-Hebrew Moore Theological College 
> (Sydney) 1 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042, Australia Ph: (+61 2) 9577 9774

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