6096Re: What happened at the first of ELOHIM creating the skies and the land?
- Sep 17, 2007--- In ANEemail@example.com, "Jeffrey B. Gibson" <jgibson000@...>
> Samuel Lerner wrote:
> > > On the contrary,
> > >historic
> > >Hebrew is unquestionably and uniformly monotheistic
> > Historical, OK, but how about beyond that, the original belief
> > BEFORE Hebrew got written?
> Let me see if I understand what you are trying to get at.
> Are you saying that the meaning that elohim bears in Gen 1.1 has
> to do with what the author of Gen 1:1 understood and intended it tomeaning
> mean, but is to be gleaned from some alleged earlier, "original"
> which was no longer current when the author of Gen 1:1 wrote and ofThank you for the suggestion, but that is not what I was trying
> which the author was probably unaware?
> If so, might I suggest that you read up a bit on what is called the
> "etymological fallacy".
to say. Rather wondering whether it could be possible that an
original polytheistic word in spoken Hebrew before it was written
was changed or adapted to a monotheistic meaning later on when
Gen. was written down, in order to try to deflect and blurr such
a polytheistic early belief.
.... Samuel Lerner
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