[b-hebrew] Pharaoh Khepera'a in Jeremiah 44:30

Arnaud Fournet fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr
Tue Jul 20 03:36:17 EDT 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Athas" <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>
To: "B-Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 6:22 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Pharaoh Khepera'a in Jeremiah 44:30

> Minimalism argues that when reconstructing history, the Bible should be 
> used minimally, if at all, since it is either unreliable, too far removed 
> from the events, or not aiming to be historical anyway. Maximalism argues 
> that the Bible should be used in historical reconstruction because it is 
> totally reliable about historical facts. And there's an entire spectrum 
> between these two poles.

How do you tell a "fact" from something that is not a "fact" and something 
that is "historical" from something that is not?
What's the difference between reading the Bible and reading a newspaper?

Arnaud Fournet 

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