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
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 3:54 PM
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
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
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