[b-hebrew] P.S. Re: 6-Month "Year"

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Mon Oct 29 11:52:31 EDT 2007


Dear Shoshanna,

Not All Academics agree with Jim's statement. In fact, most Academics are from
the conservative side of the debate and they do not agree with Jim's statement.
They believe that the ALL of the dates, ages, names, etc. are perfectly
believable UNLESS, and I say again, UNLESS the context and literary genre
expressly states otherwise.

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 8:46 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] P.S. Re: 6-Month "Year"


> I only said it because Jim said:  "all the academics that I have
> read simply insist, point blank, that the ages of the Patriarchs do
> not make  sense, and that a coherent internal timeline of the
> Patriarchal narratives is  impossible."
>
> If that is true, and ALL the ACADEMICS don't understand how the Torah
> makes any sense in this regard, then it is also true that ALL of
> those of us (in my experience) who have learned Torah from Chazal DO
> understand that the Torah makes complete sense - I just didn't know
> how else to phrase it, to make the distinction between those to whom
> the Torah makes complete sense, and those to whom the Torah makes no
> sense (at least this aspect of Torah under present discussion)
>
> Shoshanna Walker
>
>
>
> ...the first paragraph of your post below, stating your
> BELIEF in Chazal, is really a non-starter.
>
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