[b-hebrew] At Which Bethlehem Did Rachel Die?

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Wed Jan 9 16:28:52 EST 2008


Dear Yigal,

I was going out the door to take my daughter to the doctor; thus, I was going
from memory (senioritis?). Thanks for the heads up.

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] At Which Bethlehem Did Rachel Die?


>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bryant J. Williams III" <bjwvmw at com-pair.net>
> > Finally, Jerusalem is not mentioned because it is known as Salem as early
> > as
> > Genesis 14 with Abraham and Melchizedek. It is not known as Jerusalem
> > until
> > David captured it in the early 10th Century BCE.
> >
> > Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
>
>
> Dear Bryant,
>
> I'm surprised at this statement. Jerusalem is mentioned by name in Josh.
> 10:1 ff., 12:10, and Judges 1:8 and 21. So even within the Bible, it was
> certainly known as Jerusalem way before David. Outside the Bible, of course,
> it is mentioned by name in the 20-18th century BCE Excecration Texts and in
> the 14th century Amarna letters. The use of "Salem" in Gen. 14 seems to have
> more a literary purpose than anything else.
>
> Yigal Levin
>
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