[b-hebrew] RUTH Re: Hebrew as a Spoken Language vs. Aramaic
rosewalk at concentric.net
Mon Oct 29 23:06:23 EDT 2007
But the notes from this Table - I can't quote them all - I quoted
some of them in parentheses - use the word 'redacted' as a synonym
for 'wrote' and/or 'transcribed'
Here is my (partial) list:
Pentateuch redacted by Moshe (the last 8 verses of the Torah, which
refer to Moshe's death, were either written by Moshe be'dima - with
tears - or by Joshua)
Joshua redacted by Joshua - the notes say, "The book of Joshua was
written by Joshua, through Joshua 24:29 (which refers to Joshua's
death), and was completed by Pinchas ben Elazar ben Aharon HaCohen
)Bava Basra 15a)
Judges redacted by Samuel (Samuel wrote Judges and Samuel I, until I
Samuel 28:3, which refers to Samuel's death. The remainder was
completed by Gad haChozeh and Natan HaNavi0
Kings redacted by Jeremiah (Jeremiah wrote Jeremiah, Kings and Eichah)
Isaiah redacted by Anshei Chizkiah (the scholars of King Chizkiah's
generation, who survived Chizkiah by a number of years, transcribed
Isaiah's prophecies after he was slain by Menashe (Yevamos 49b)
Jeremiah redacted by Jeremiah
Yechezkiel redacted by Anshei Knesset HaGedolah
Trei Asar redacted by Anshei Knesset HaGedolah
Psalms redacted by King David and Ten Elders (the notes name these ten Elders)
Song of Songs redacted by Anshei Chizkiah (Song of Songs,
Ecclesiastes, and Proverbs were written by King Solomon, and were
transcribed by Anshei Chizkiah (see Proverbs, 25:1)
OK, I'm not going to finish - you get the picture...
> QUESTION: What does "Redacted" mean?
Karl W. Randolph.
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