[b-hebrew] Nooo! Don't go!

Barry nebarry at verizon.net
Wed Jul 21 01:46:03 EDT 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yohanan bin-Dawidh" <yohanan.bin.dawidh at gmail.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>; <yitzhaksapir at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:11 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Nooo! Don't go!

>This is why when people tell me that the *H*umash is a “myth” as is the 
>rest of the Miq’ra, I do not get upset, but rather I tell them “It is the 
>cultural stories, traditions, history or beliefs of my people, much like 
>the myths of Constitution of the United States of America, Bill of Rights 
>and U.S. History books are to the citizens of the nited States of America.”

I have used evolution as an example of current mythology.  It's used to 
explain origins, to explain human and animal behavior, etc., etc.  Doesn't 
matter whether it's true or not -- it functions mythically in our culture.

Back to Hebrew.  This list is about Hebrew, isn't it?

N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Classics and Bible Instructor, TAA
(2010 Savatori Excellence in Education Winner)
Mentor, TNARS


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