[b-hebrew] Hebrew as a spoken language

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 13:39:38 EDT 2007


On 10/26/07, Uri Hurwitz <uhurwitz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Karl W. Randolph. wrote, inter alia:
> >  " First of all, the historical record is that the totality of the Judean
> population was removed, some as captives, some willingly."
>   Karl, if you check the literature on the subjevct you'll realize that this
>   statement is not factual. You may wish to start with II Kings 25:22 ff.;
>   In modern research you can look up Oded Liphschitz and others..
In looking up 2 Kings 25:26 it says that all the people went to Egypt.
Jeremiah 43:4–7 expands on the kings verse to emphasize the totality
of the Jewish abandonment of the land at that time.

Later, during the return under Cyrus, there were no Jews in Judea to
greet the returnies.

As far as modern researchers, who is more trustworthy: those who were
there at that time, or those who try to reconstruct events later?

>   Uri Hurwitz

Karl W. Randolph.

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