Re: Moderator Reply / ABH Breaking the rules on postulating God's punishment
as a PS I just came across Mary Douglas' "Leviticus as Literature", published posthumously I believe. Again, she's coming from an anthropological perspective so I would expect the writing to be light on chronological issues but heavy on comparative material regarding other cultures and such like.
All the best,
--- In AncientBibleHistory@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Abbott" <richard_abbott@...> wrote:
> Hi Rich,
> I've never really studied Leviticus in depth, but it occurs to me that Mary Douglas probably has something to say on the matter, as she has written extensively (from an anthropological perspective) on purity laws. ...
> --- In AncientBibleHistory@yahoogroups.com, "richfaussette" <RFaussette@> wrote:
> > Thank you kindly Richard for your response.
> > Zoroaster had a purity code which was not unlike the the one in Leviticus. I was wondering if there were any more like the Zoroastrian or Jewish example.
> > Regards,
> > Rich Faussette
- I am suspicious of these guys. They wrote about stuff hundreds of years after
the historic events had occured. And each appeared to be biased favoring their
own views. Therefore, I prefer to check the Egyptian stuff as being at least
closer to the events given in the bible. I suggest that both the biblical and
Egyptian versions describe the same events (especially about Moses.) Sincerely,
Aris M. Hobeth
From: nietgal <macnietspingal@...>
Sent: Sat, December 4, 2010 12:00:54 PM
Subject: Re: Moderator Reply / ABH Breaking the rules on postulating God's
--- In AncientBibleHistory@yahoogroups.com, "nietgal"
In addition, the media is also giving me more teeth in Bible sources
"out of the box" type thinking. From the interview of Jon Stewart with
Stacy Schiff about her book on Cleopatra: decided to google same types
of books about Cleopatra. Amazing, in addition to Plutarch, there's
only Josephus. So now there's critiques of the bias of Josephus. This
is all traditional Judaism when you get right down to it.
So are we really talking about the ancient scriptures basically evolving
from the parthment Torah Scrolls? And the companion Septuagint
Pentateuch? Just how far apart are the Koine Greek and Hebrew:
Pentateuch, Chumash, Torah Scroll, The Trope Trainer, English First Five
Books of Bible? That includes word count, character count.
Because of the DSS Isaiah, I'd say that Hebrew version is the basis.
So also I think we need now to start critiquing Josephus.
Do you all know about this new field (finallly:) in the psych field
called Psychometrics? Another way of analyzing Josephus's psyche today.
What a Wonderful World. Hey, that's what the URL "www" should stand
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