[b-hebrew] addition and subtraction

fred burlingame tensorpath at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 21:12:50 EST 2010

a. the masoretic text = biblical hebrew literature.

b. the talmud = biblical hebrew literature; as it incorporates "a."

c. that some people use "a" and "b" for theological purposes represents a
matter outside the scope of this forum. your attempt to impress theology on
my comments represents projection.

d. the elevator goes up or down; not sideways. likewise "add" & "subtract"
enjoy two (not 4, or even 40) opposite meanings. the french and english
judicial systems represent illustrative examples of adding and not adding to
the written law, respectively. if you wish to discuss other examples, be my


fred burlingame

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 7:19 PM, K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fred:
>  On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 1:52 PM, fred burlingame <tensorpath at gmail.com>wrote:
>> no, it's not a theological question;
>> it's a literature question and a word meaning question.
>> regards,
>> fred burlingame
> Then why did you include reference to the Talmud, which is completely
> unnecessary for a question of literature and word meanings? It was that
> reference that makes it into a theological question.
> Secondly, when you presented a fuller discussion, it was in the format of a
> false dilemma logical fallacy, listing only the British and French models,
> when there are more options available, I pointed out one of the other
> options.
> Final note, don’t use Strong’s numbers, at least not without a back up such
> as listing the words themselves. Not everyone uses them.
> Karl W. Randolph.

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