Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Wed Sep 14 02:26:37 EDT 2011
Kenneth, don't get your hopes up. Actually, the main reason that we
"scholars" bother to interact with Jim at all is to set the record straight.
Since there are a lot of "non-professionals" on B-Hebrew, we don't want
people to get the idea that Jim's theories do represent some sort of
consensus, or that these are the ideas that are accepted by B-Hebrew (as if
a list could have an opinion!). Besides, he does sometimes actually raise
interesting points. Jim is well-read, and certainly thinks things through.
Too bad he sometimes lives in a fantasyland.
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[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of kenneth greifer
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 6:09 AM
To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [b-hebrew] Caleb
Is there even a one in a billion chance that the word Caleb in Hebrew did
not mean "dog", but had other vowels? Maybe it was a name that was spelled
with the same consonants, but different vowels. Who knows for sure?
In English, Dg (without the vowels) could be "Dog" or "Doug" if it was a
man's name. Maybe Caleb is like that. Maybe the prophetess Huldah or
whatever her name was didn't mean "rat" or "mole" but was pronounced
differently too. I am just guessing.
Anyway, I like your way of confidently proclaiming new ideas as right
because that seems to get responses from the scholarly community on
B-Hebrew. I might try that with my own postings from now on. They say they
don't like it, but they answer you, so it must push their buttons somehow.
author of the site http://www.messianicmistakes.com/
where you can see how wrong university scholars are about many quotes with
pinpoint accuracy or something like that. (I have to practice your style a
little more.) I am also too lazy to look up scholars to quote and then say
they are wrong.
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