- Ian wrote Jan.2:
>Is there any way to locate Deuteronomy in historical time? Perhaps theI believe he had earlier posted something about the absence of the Scapegoat
>prophecy in Dt28:68 about Jews being brought back to Egypt by the Lord to
>sell themselves as slaves, referring to the Jews who escaped from Jerusalem
>to Egypt to avoid the wrath of the Babylonians... ?
in Deuteronomy. In re that observation, crosstalkers might be interested in
an article in the current issue of _Interpretation_ by William C. Placher,
Prof. Phil. & Religion at Wabash College, entitled "Christ Takes Our Place:
Placher calls attention to studies by R. Girard and J.D> Levenson and offers
his own "modrnization" of the idea of Atoneoment. Girard in particular has
a lot of meat to chew on in re the scapegoat as "Israel" in Biblical usage,
and in social behavior.
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