[b-hebrew] Genesis 20: 1

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 22:42:13 EDT 2007

Thank you Jim.

Certainly the statement/factoid in one part of the OT text and another
one cannot be automatically treated/understood to have same


On 10/14/07, JimStinehart at aol.com <JimStinehart at aol.com> wrote:
> Oun Kwon:
> You wrote:  "A  question:  you place Gerar in southern Lebanon?  What about
> these texts:  Gen 10:19  'And the territory of  the Canaanites extended from
> Sidon in the direction of Gerar as far as Gaza, 2Ch  14:12  So the LORD defeated
> the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and  the Ethiopians fled.  2Ch
> 14:13  Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar,  and
> the Ethiopians fell until none remained alive, for they were broken before
> the LORD and his army. The men of Judah carried away very much spoil.'  Does not
> this Gerar sound like to be  located further south of Gaza?"

> With the exception of the Patriarchal narratives, which begin at Genesis  11:
> 26 with the first mention of Abraham (and do not include any material that
> appears earlier in the Book of Genesis), I agree with today's secular scholars
> that the rest of the Hebrew Bible was composed in the mid-1st millennium
> BCE.  This includes the Bible  passages that you cite.  That means  that the
> authors of those Bible passages had never heard of historical Garu,  which had
> disappeared 700 years earlier (after the 14th century  BCE).


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