[b-hebrew] King Josiah's Exciting Discovery

Yigal Levin Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Tue Dec 11 23:47:59 EST 2012


I agree with Dave. And remember that Shaphan was in charge of the repairs to
the Temple in the first place. So quite naturally anything of importance
that was found would be brought to him. Sorry, Jim, but you're reading much
more into this than the text actually says.

Yigal Levin

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Washburn [mailto:davidlwashburn at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:36 AM
To: jimstinehart at aol.com
Cc: Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] King Josiah's Exciting Discovery

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:58 PM,  <jimstinehart at aol.com> wrote:

[snip]

> If the
> high priest Hilkiah could read that holy work himself, why would he 
> give it to the scribe Shaphan to read, when the scribe usually handled 
> secular matters, whereas the priest handled religious matters?

[snip]

I don't know where you got this idea that there was such a sharp division
between religious and secular matters, but it's so anachronistic I don't
know where to begin. Perhaps some basic reading on the function of a scribe
in ancient Israel might be a good project, because it might project you from
coming up with something this absurd.

Now I remember why I usually don't read your material.

--
Dave Washburn

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