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24Re: [ANE-2] A new(?) beginning

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  • Patrick Ryan
    Feb 16, 2006
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      I would be interested in asking a question in the context of monotheism.

      Are there any indications that Haldi (Hurrian god) was the focus of a monotheistic system or one moving towards monotheism?

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: victor avigdor hurowitz<mailto:victor@...>
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com<mailto:ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:02 AM
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] A new(?) beginning

      Woe Ariel, Ariel!
      That biblical allusion now out of my system (Is 29:1), and
      in all due respect, I think that starting ANE-2 with a discussion of the
      "Historicity controversy" would be a very bad choice. Why don't we give
      the Bible a rest? We should start off
      by distancing ourselves from the problems which plagued the previous
      list. How about something like "monotheistic tendencies in Ancient Near
      Eastern religions outside of Israel"; Or "Aramization in the Ancient Near
      East"; or "imperialism and religion"; or "languages of communication" in
      the ancient near east, or "historicity of royal inscriptions" (if you
      insist on historicity); or tools for ancient near eastern studies in a
      cyberage, or the reading of such and such a cuneiform sign. I won't start
      off any of these discussions,
      but will certainly follow them with greater interest than I would another
      round in the biblical historicity controversary.

      Prof. Victor Avigdor Hurowitz
      Dept. of Bible, Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
      Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
      Beer-Sheva, Israel

      On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, Don Mills wrote:

      > Ariel L. Szczupak wrote:
      > -----<snip>-----
      > I was planning comments on methodological aspects
      > of the argumentation in the paper, but the topic of the paper can't
      > be nearer to the center of the historicity controversy. In the
      > previous list my comments would have been a reaction to something
      > already posted, but here I'd be starting the thread. So what's it to be?
      > -----<snip to end>-----
      > Someone's got to start a discourse at some time, Ariel ...
      > -- Don Mills [London, England]
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