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by nili
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ashkenazic Jews’ mysterious origins unravelled by scientists thanks to ancient DNA
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: Ashkenazic Jews’ mysterious origins unravelled by scientists thanks to ancient DNA

I'm simply not competent to judge the scientific claims.That said, I'd be very curious to see a review of ... No Evidence from Genome-wide Data of a Khazar Origin fo the Ashkenazi Jews Author(s): Doron M. Behar, Mait Metspalu, Yael Baran, Naama M. Kopelman, Bayazit Yunusbayev, Ariella Gladstein, Sha...
by nili
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: R.I.P.?
Replies: 16
Views: 3104

Re: R.I.P.?

What is this thread about?
by nili
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Pentateuch, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion article
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: The Pentateuch, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion article

That's been the way things have been going for quite awhile. My simple rule is that the latest possible date for stuff is probably the right one; easy to stay on the winning side of debates. Conservative scholars take the opposite approach - really hasn't worked out well for them for the past half ...
by nili
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Why 1 and 2 Kings is Bullshit
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Why 1 and 2 Kings is Bullshit

I'll see you're "Bullshit" and raise you two Bullpuckies and a What-the-Heck ... 175 = 7 x 5^2 ... (7 + 5 + 5 = 17) :: purported age of Abraham at time of death 180 = 5 x 6^2 ... (5 + 6 + 6 = 17) :: purported age of Isaac at time of death 147 = 3 x 7^2 ... (3 + 7 + 7 = 17) :: purported age of Jacob ...
by nili
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Why 1 and 2 Kings is Bullshit
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Why 1 and 2 Kings is Bullshit

Seriously? Is that all you've got?
by nili
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Gen 34:28
Replies: 8
Views: 3747

Re: Gen 34:28

Everett Fox suggests:
Their sheep, their oxen, their donkeys -- whatever was inside the city and out in the field, they took ...
Similarly. Robert Alter renders the verse as ...
Their sheep and their cattle and their donkeys, what was in the town and in the field, they took ...
by nili
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Genesis 1
Replies: 25
Views: 7203

Re: Genesis 1

The three snowy peeks of Hermon [ Aaron-Moses-Miram] Dictionary.com advises that "eth " is "an ending of the third person singular present indicative of verbs," while "an" is an "indefinite article." Here "eth" is abstracted from any and all verbs, possibly suggesting something unviable or insubsta...
by nili
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Genesis 1
Replies: 25
Views: 7203

Re: Genesis 1

Since we just discussed צֵל , this made me think of the very cool word - צַלְמָ֫וֶת (tsalmaveth) http://biblehub.com/hebrew/6757.htm צַלְמָ֫וֶת noun [masculine] death-shadow, deep shadow, in poetry (probably = צֵל + מָוֶת , as in Though I walk through a valley of deepest darkness, I fear no harm, f...
by nili
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Genesis 1
Replies: 25
Views: 7203

Re: Genesis 1

It is difficult to take a person who would make such a ghastly transliteration error seriously. You are posting incomprehensible and apparently nonsensical shit; everyone is entitled to their opinion but why start multiple idiotic threads? ^ this I guess you read KJV That would be a laughably stupi...
by nili
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Genesis 1
Replies: 25
Views: 7203

Re: Genesis 1

semiopen wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:52 pm
It is difficult to take a person who would make such a ghastly transliteration error seriously. You are posting incomprehensible and apparently nonsensical shit; everyone is entitled to their opinion but why start multiple idiotic threads?
^ this