[b-hebrew] Year of Exodus

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 22:47:45 EST 2009


On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Kevin Riley <klriley at alphalink.com.au>wrote:

> Karl
> As it does impinge somewhat on Hebrew language, perhaps you could share the
> URL for the site you mention?
> http://www.specialtyinterests.net

I don't know if this site even mentions Ugarit or Ugaritic. I am
extrapolating from other sources. I have read that the assignment of dates
to Ugaritic is the finding of Ramasid cartouches in the ruins and claiming
that they were contempory to the writings left in the city. The URL above
leads to a site that claims that the Ramasid pharaohs were contempory to
Nebuchadnezzar and the beginning of the Babylonian Exile. Hence, by logical
extension, if that site is correct in its dates (I don't know if the
assigned dates are correct or not), that would make Ugaritic contempory to
Jeremiah and its descriptions of Canaanite religion a description of the
apostasy that so riled up the prophets.

I originally posted this URL on January 3.

Karl W. Randolph.

> Kevin Riley
> -------Original Message-------
> From: K Randolph
> Date: 15/01/2009 3:17:55 AM
> Do you remember the arguments we had concerning the value of Ugaritic in
> the
> Study of Hebrew? That Ugaritic preceded any Hebrew writings? I disagreed
> Based on a different historical model that places the Torah as having been
> Written prior to Ugaritic. And recently I came across a site that claims
> That, based on archeological findings, Ugaritic was written about the same
> Time as Jeremiah and its main value is in illustrating some of the apostasy
> So hated by Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Which is accurate? All we can say for
> Certain is that there is too little evidence for proof.
> Therefore, historical arguments were ruled off topic for this list.
> Karl W. Randolph.

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