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Re: [ANE-2] Cain, Abel, Sacrifice (was End of human sacrifice)

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  • Clark Whelton
    ... Clark Whelton writes: Even a double dare could not produce a reply this week. I m away from my books for a holiday weekend vacation and won t be able to
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 2, 2009
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      Gfsomsel wrote:
      >>>>>>In other words, (Hyam Maccoby) goes well beyond the evidence into pure
      >>>>>>speculation...



      Clark Whelton replied:
      >>>>>>>>Maccoby (in his book "The Sacred Executioner: Human Sacrifice and
      >>>>>>>>the Legacy of Guilt") bases his arguments on evidence. He notes
      >>>>>>>>"that in the original version of the Cain story, Cain was not a
      >>>>>>>>murderer at all. He was the performer of a human sacrifice, and in
      >>>>>>>>the very earliest form of the story, there was no guilt attached to
      >>>>>>>>his deed..."



      gfsomsel wrote:
      >>>>>>>>What evidence? That is pure fabrication. Cite the evidence, I dare
      >>>>>>>>you.



      Clark Whelton writes:

      Even a double dare could not produce a reply this week. I'm away from my
      books for a holiday weekend vacation and won't be able to answer for six or
      seven days. Meanwhile, a happy 4th of July to George and the list.


      Clark Whelton
      New York
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