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Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Holly: The conventional view of the authorship of the Patriarchal narratives that you cite is wrong. Such conventional view cannot account for the presence in
stinehartjimr
May 2
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73351

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Jim: Book of Genesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Genesis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Genesis Book of
gmrf
May 2
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73350

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Holly: You wrote: “Thepatriarchal narratives date from during and after the Babylonian exile.” A. What support, ifany, do you have for that proposition?
stinehartjimr
May 2
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73349

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Jim: The patriarchal narratives date from during and after the Babylonian exile. According to Wikipedia: Gerrha, a Greek alteration of the Arabic Hagar
gmrf
May 1
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73348

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Holly: You wrote: “The nameHagar refers to a wealthy province in ancient Eastern Arabia, Al Ahsa province,which included Bahrain. This province was known by
stinehartjimr
May 1
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73347

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Jim: The name Hagar refers to a wealthy province in ancient Eastern Arabia, Al Ahsa province, which included Bahrain. This province was known by the name
gmrf
May 1
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73346

Hagar

As I noted in a previous post, on pharaoh Shoshenq’s list ofplaces conquered in Canaan, ḥgror Hgr (as a noun) means “sheepfold”, and later came to mean
stinehartjimr
May 1
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73345

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Holly: You wrote: “Hagar is another interesting name, which theauthors of Genesis informs us is Egyptian. Her name has no meaning in Egyptian….” Not
stinehartjimr
Apr 30
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73344

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

George: Most of the characters in the Torah have names which describe their roles in a particular narrative. For instance, Abram is the patriarch of the
gmrf
Apr 29
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73343

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Jim and Holly, More Egyptian origins on the patriarch narrative names (source: Gerald Massey): Keturah Abram, we are told, buried his dead wife in Machpelah,in
George Davis
Apr 29
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73342

Re: Origin of Noah

Holly, Thanks for the info on the names and for a background on Noah's story. Insightful! You mentioned Nu. Did you know that there's a land in Africa near
g_e_o_r_g_e_davis
Apr 29
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73341

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

Jim and Holly, Interesting backgrounds on the names! Thanks to you both!I have more to add on some of these names. An untapped source for name origins is
George Davis
Apr 29
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73340

Re: The Biblical Significance of Sodom and Gomorrah

As an Afro-American who became the first "Black" Assyriologist/Classicist under the superlative instruction of the fine Sumerologists, Assyriologists,
Professor Belonga
Apr 28
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73339

A Brand New Management of the Time Line of the word BIBLE

I feel so lucky to have this concept produced in a scholarly way. I would love all the "old" members of this group to comment on it. Exactly what the word
nietgal
Apr 27
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73338

Re: Origin of Noah

Hey AC: I agree that one of the earliest ME flood epics was that of Ziusudra. However, I was more interested in tracing the origin of the name Noah which
gmrf
Apr 26
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