[b-hebrew] Robert Alter on Joseph

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 18:55:00 EDT 2009


Jim:

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 2:47 PM, <JimStinehart at aol.com> wrote:

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> Why passively accept the scholarly view of the ages of the Patriarchs, which holds that no such ages make sense on any level, and that there are super-obvious “mistakes” in the text regarding chronological matters that prove that there were multiple authors of the Patriarchal narratives, with entirely inadequate editing?
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> Who says we do? As far as I can tell, the “scholarly view” that you
reference is a bunch of hot air that means nothing, no more than a
politician’s promise.

There is scholarship, then there is “scholarship”. It looks like what you
trust is in the latter group.

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> Jim Stinehart
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> Evanston, Illinois
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Karl W. Randolph.



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