[b-hebrew] Wellhausen

Christopher Kimball transcriber at tanach.us
Fri Jan 4 15:54:29 EST 2008


Karl Randolph wrote:

"In locating plagiarism, one starts with two documents, then checks to 
see if the later
document copied from the earlier."

A high school or college English teacher doesn't detect plagiarism by 
comparing
two texts.  Instead, the teacher observes that a portion of the 
submitted text
is "out-of-character" for the student.  (I've seen really humorous 
examples of this.
Maybe someone could provide a current example.)  Then, the process 
continues by discussing
the text with the student or by searching for the original document.

The split of Isaiah is analogous.  Part B is "out-of-character" (in some 
sense) with the text of part A. 
The person doing the splitting defines and justifies what constitutes 
"out-of-character". 


Chris Kimball
Redding, CT





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