[b-hebrew] Genesis 20: 1
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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