[b-hebrew] Year 14 - THREAD CLOSED

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Oct 28 23:43:10 EDT 2009

No, Jim, I will not allow you to post your one long message. You've posted
your arguments before, anyone who wants to can look them up in the list
archives. If you publish your arguments in a journal or blog, I'll be happy
to allow you to announce the fact. But until that time, this particular
discussion is closed.


Yigal Levin


Co-moderator, B-Hebrew



From: JimStinehart at aol.com [mailto:JimStinehart at aol.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:27 PM
To: leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Year 14


Prof. Levin:
Based on your post addressed to me, you agree that there is no inscription
in secular history pre-dating the common era that supports your published
theory that the QD$ at Genesis 14: 7 is a site located approximately 60
miles southeast of Gaza.
Moreover, based on your post directed to Yohanan and Karl, you further agree
that "there is no reference to the places, peoples and events of Gen. 14 in
'secular history' (i.e. extra-biblical documents) of southern Canaan...."
For ten years now, I have been researching this question.  It is my
considered opinion that by contrast to the mainstream scholarly view of the
matter (your view), Genesis 14: 7 is arguably the best-attested sentence in
the entire Bible.
I respectfully request that you allow me to make one long further post on
this Year 14 thread.  That post will document the geographical names in
Genesis 14: 7 (historical names documented in Bronze Age northern Canaan),
the actions portrayed at Genesis 14: 7 (per the well-attested secular
history of Bronze Age northern Canaan), and the exact timing of those
actions -- Year 14.  All of those aspects of Genesis 14: 7 will be verified
by using well-known original documents from the secular history of Bronze
Age northern Canaan, especially Amarna Letters written in Year 14 by
princelings in northern Canaan.
In my opinion, that one post will show that Genesis 14: 7 is not a "myth",
as mainstream scholars would have it, but rather has pinpoint historical
accuracy, in the secular historical context of Year 14 of Akhenaten's
17-year reign, and that the assertions made at Genesis 14: 7 are fully
verifiable by reference to well-known original documents from Bronze Age
northern Canaan.  I will show that Genesis 14: 7 reads like a succinct
executive summary of a series of Amarna Letters written by northern
Canaanite princelings in Year 14.
The pinpoint historical accuracy of Genesis 14: 7, in the context of the
well-attested secular history of Late Bronze Age northern Canaan, is
absolutely stunning.
Jim Stinehart
Evanston, Illinois

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