[b-hebrew] Academic Debate"

dwashbur at nyx.net dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Oct 30 16:34:23 EDT 2007



On 30 Oct 2007 at 22:19, Yigal Levin wrote:

> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <dwashbur at nyx.net>
> To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 8:40 AM
> 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 
> factor.

Okay, briefly, what sort of "empirical evidence" would be required?

Dave Washburn
Why do it right when you can do it again?



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