[b-hebrew] Wellhausen

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Fri Jan 4 17:01:11 EST 2008


Being able to find "out-of-character" segments in Isaiah begins with the
presumption that we know enough from the text itself to determine what is
"in character" for an Isaiah.

That's a big assumption based on one text. One could be forgiven for
wondering if it's being asked to bear more than it can.


R. Brian Roberts	

Amateur Researcher in Biblical Archaeology

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[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Christopher Kimball
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Wellhausen

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 
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 

Chris Kimball
Redding, CT

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