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  • victor avigdor hurowitz
    Feb 16, 2006
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      I'm not a Hurrologist and don't worship their gods, but isn't Haldi an
      Urartian god, the one mentioned in Sargon's 8th campaign?
      Victor



      On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, Patrick Ryan wrote:

      > Ariel,
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      > I would be interested in asking a question in the context of monotheism.
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      > Are there any indications that Haldi (Hurrian god) was the focus of a monotheistic system or one moving towards monotheism?
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      > Patrick
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: victor avigdor hurowitz<mailto:victor@...>
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      > Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:02 AM
      > Subject: Re: [ANE-2] A new(?) beginning
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      > 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.
      > Victor
      >
      > Prof. Victor Avigdor Hurowitz
      > Dept. of Bible, Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
      > Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
      > Beer-Sheva, Israel
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      > On Thu, 16 Feb 2006, Don Mills wrote:
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      > > Ariel L. Szczupak wrote:
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      > > -----<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>-----
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      > > Someone's got to start a discourse at some time, Ariel ...
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      > > -- Don Mills [London, England]
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