[b-hebrew] mishnaic Hebrew + Deborah

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 08:26:59 EST 2011


How were the Ugaritic writings dated? I was told that it was by finding
connections with the Ramasid pharaohs and the Sea Peoples. Others have
found archaeological data that dates the Ramasid pharaohs and Sea Peoples
as late. I find that evidence as stronger than the Manetho derived dating
which is clearly wrong. What evidence do you have that Ugarit is older?

Karl W. Randolph.

On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 1:48 PM, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>wrote:

> Karl, I don't know of anyone other than yourself who seriously doubts that
> Ugaritic was around in the 14th century BC. I know of no cogent argument
> for seeing Ugaritic as contemporaneous with Nebuchadnezzar II of the
> Neo-Babylonian Empire. In fact, to be quite honest, the suggestion is
> outrageous. Not that I'm averse to stirring the pot, but this just seems
> nonsensical in the extreme.

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