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by Ulan
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Christianity and the Roman Imperial cult
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Christianity and the Roman Imperial cult

Sueton: "Julius Marathus informs us, that a few months before his birth, there happened at Rome a prodigy, by which was signified that Nature was in travail with a king for the Roman people; and that the senate, in alarm, came to the resolution that no child born that year should be brought up; but ...
by Ulan
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: That Sinaiticus Show
Replies: 55
Views: 21265

Re: That Sinaiticus Show

Well, Steven, I guess most people see the conclusion of this thread different from you. The point where you are right is that Maestroh's posts serve more or less as pointless bumping of this thread. Something I'm guilty of myself with this very post, mind. It would be better to just leave it be.
by Ulan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Help with Church Parent Works?
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

Re: Help with Church Parent Works?

I am surprised that this obvious 'sexism' - i.e. Church FATHER - hasn't been corrected by the thought police yet. The question would obviously be - were there any Church Mothers AT ALL? Did any theological ideas come from women EVER? It would be interesting to write a history of female thinkers in ...
by Ulan
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Women of the Wall
Replies: 28
Views: 16157

Re: Women of the Wall

Yeah, building the third Jewish Temple in the center of Samaria and the geographical center of the West Bank would surely solve all issues.
by Ulan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

The Samaritan text says gibbor of war not ish of war. Also this is a Song. It is literally 'performed' so it was likely - like Homer - something passed along by oral tradition before the codification of the Torah. https://www.israelite-samaritans.com/samaritan-music-choir/ The description of Philo ...
by Ulan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

Yes, the concern for Aaron borders on the comical. For example, his appointment as speaker for Moses is repeated three times in Exodus. Anyway, I can see why the current form of the text isn't seen as very old. Still, I'm not sure whether it doesn't contain an older kernel other than those two sente...
by Ulan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

Now let me get this straight: I consider the book of Exodus to be a post-exilic text, written in the 6th century at the earliest and probably still edited in the 4th or 3rd century BC. The text of the Song of the Sea itself (the bulk of the first half of the chapter) cannot be "ludicrously" early, e...
by Ulan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

At least it looks as if many scholars see the use of the short "Yah" as archaic. Psalm 104, one of the occurrences, even incorporates an abbreviated version of the Great Hymn to the Aten (before the part with the hallelu-Yah). Talk about recycling. By the way, I'm aware of the point that many schola...
by Ulan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

Well, sure. Psalm 82:1 is an example of the use of both meanings though, at least one of them obviously not meaning the Judean God himself: אֱלֹהִים, נִצָּב בַּעֲדַת-אֵל; בְּקֶרֶב אֱלֹהִים יִשְׁפֹּט God (elohim) takes his stand in the congregation of the divine (el), among the gods (elohim) he judge...
by Ulan
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: Question regarding the Hebrew in Exodus 15

Thank you very much. Yah/Jah is used roughly 50 times in the Tanakh, in half of the cases as the formulaic hallelu Yah in Psalms 102-150. All of these are basically songs, and such is the piece that is at the heart of the topic of this thread. Maybe, Yah just sounds better, or maybe, it's archaic. I...