[b-hebrew] Academic Debate"

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Oct 30 16:19:21 EDT 2007

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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Academic Debate"

> On 30 Oct 2007 at 8:22, Yigal Levin wrote in part:
>>Since none of us have yet recieved direct prophecy from God, we
>> cannot "take on faith" that the authors of the Bible did either.

To which Dave Washburn answered:
> This is perhaps the biggest fallacy of all in "modern" scholarship.  "It 
> hasn't happened to me
> or anyone I know, therefore it doesn't happen."  Yes, I know I'm 
> simplifying, but that's the
> essence of the argument.  And it's nothing but a cop-out.

No, it's not. I didn not say that "it doesn't happen", only that since I 
have no empirical evidence of it happening, I can not figure it in as a 

Yigal Levin 

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