Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Hindley's PDF files are legendary, at least so far as I am concerned. I even have some hosted at my old site: http://www.textexcavation.com/dch.html.
Investigating the roots of western civilization (ye olde BC&H forum of IIDB lives on...)
John,John2 wrote: ↑Fri May 04, 2018 12:26 pmDC wrote:
I can't wait to take a look at it. I haven't been to the library much lately and I can't view pdf's on my work computer so I haven't been able to see it yet.But again, for the one who seeks truth, and accepts the wisdom relayed to me by Metatron the prince, behold a mere 71 page chronological reconstruction of the various legendary returns and/or governors, compiled from the RSV translation of the Hebrew text.
While it is simple and unsophisticated, it shows that most every passage in the book(s) of Ezra-Nehemiah can indeed be ordered into a sensible chronological order, whether right or wrong. But ... y'all know I love to be wrong.
I doubt my employer would mind if I read PDFs (I doubt they are even aware that I use the internet as much as I do), but I don't know anything about Adobe Reader. All I know is that when I click on PDFs on my work computer I get presented with options I don't understand and I'm not tech savvy enough to figure out how to make them work, but at the library it isn't an issue (maybe whatever is necessary to download them -Adobe Reader?- is already set up on the library computers? I don't know and don't really care).Is it that your work computer doesn't have some version of the free Adobe Reader, or that your employer frowns on reading PDFs on the job?
Those options are probably preferences for downloading and installing Adobe Reader (there are a couple forms of it out there - a basic version and a stripped down version) on your work computer. If your employer restricts ability to download or install files without authorization (of IT, usually), they may be asking you to give the secret password, do a specific electronic handshake, or respectfully suggest that you go at it in a permitted way.John2 wrote: ↑Fri May 04, 2018 5:57 pmI doubt my employer would mind if I read PDFs (I doubt they are even aware that I use the internet as much as I do), but I don't know anything about Adobe Reader. All I know is that when I click on PDFs on my work computer I get presented with options I don't understand and I'm not tech savvy enough to figure out how to make them work, but at the library it isn't an issue (maybe whatever is necessary to download them -Adobe Reader?- is already set up on the library computers? I don't know and don't really care).Is it that your work computer doesn't have some version of the free Adobe Reader, or that your employer frowns on reading PDFs on the job?
I sympathize with that, and wonder if your understanding of the bible is also mid 20th century earth.
As usual I appreciate your feedback and dislike your tone. I will bear your comment in mind.Anyway, both Leviticus and Deuteronomy are mostly from the Persian period. Some God boys make a relatively rational argument that the Leviticus Holiness Code is pre-exilic (because of some similarities with Ezekiel) but that's far from a majority opinion.
Well, obviously I am technically challenged myself, especially when it comes to coding/programming. When I graduated HS in 1974 "programming" and computers were as big as a shop classroom, filled with IBM mainframe components (all as big as a full size metal filing cabinet) with the whirling tape drives and, I am absolutely sure, tubes! The data had to be laboriously punched out on the famous "IBM cards," and the programs were in the form of little round holes punched into rolls of paper about the width of an adding machine tape. It looked horribly tedious, so I decided then that I was not interested in it.
In "Antenna TV" days, I think we had 3 normal band channels (ABC, CBS & NBC) and 3-4 UHF channels. We used to have one of those big bi-pole antennas that had a motor to turn it so you got the best reception for any particular channel. Sometimes when the atmospheric conditions were conducive to "skip" we could tune in a station in London Ontario (about 60-70 miles north of Cleveland, Ohio, across Lake Erie) and I would watch "Sunshine School" which was a lot like Sesame Street. But this was usually only something we did after dark, as Mom thrust us out of the house as much as humanly possible so I didn't know what I was missing. Ben joked to me on another thread that I make allusions to many corny TV shows but in the 1960s & 1970s, but that was all we had available. There were a few good interview/talk shows and dramas then, though.Take my TV, for example (which I bought used at a thrift store for five bucks six years ago and is still going strong -stronger than the fancy new flat screen TV a friend gave me that conked out after a few months). I used to be able to plug in a TV with one cord, and then I pressed a button and it immediately turned on. And it was free. Now I have at least half a dozen cords attached to my TV, with a power strip and a tower and another box that blink lights 24/7, and I have to press several buttons for it to turn on. And it costs 115 bucks a month. I miss old TV.
I've tried the over-the-air digital converter thing but I don't get very many channels that way where I live (and there was a ridiculous amount of cords and contraptions for that too). But if I ever move somewhere with better reception I would definitely prefer to go back to free TV that way.
The emergence of the Samaritans as an ethnic and religious community distinct from other Levant peoples appears to have occurred at some point after the Assyrian conquest of the Israelite Kingdom of Israel in approximately 721 BCE. The records of Sargon II of Assyria indicate that he deported 27,290 inhabitants of the former kingdom.
Jewish tradition affirms the Assyrian deportations and replacement of the previous inhabitants by forced resettlement by other peoples but claims a different ethnic origin for the Samaritans. The Talmud accounts for a people called "Cuthim" on a number of occasions, mentioning their arrival by the hands of the Assyrians. According to 2 Kings and Josephus, the people of Israel were removed by the king of the Assyrians (Sargon II) to Halah, to Gozan on the Khabur River and to the towns of the Medes. The king of the Assyrians then brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, Avah, Emath, and Sepharvaim to place in Samaria. Because God sent lions among them to kill them, the king of the Assyrians sent one of the priests from Bethel to teach the new settlers about God's ordinances. The eventual result was that the new settlers worshiped both the God of the land and their own gods from the countries from which they came.
This account is contradicted by the version in Chronicles, where, following Samaria's destruction, King Hezekiah is depicted as endeavouring to draw the Ephraimites and Manassites closer to Judah. Temple repairs at the time of Josiah were financed by money from all "the remnant of Israel" in Samaria, including from Manasseh, Ephraim, and Benjamin. Jeremiah likewise speaks of people from Shekhem, Shiloh, and Samaria who brought offerings of frankincense and grain to the House of YHWH. Chronicles makes no mention of an Assyrian resettlement. Yitzakh Magen argues that the version of Chronicles is perhaps closer to the historical truth and that the Assyrian settlement was unsuccessful, a notable Israelite population remained in Samaria, part of which, following the conquest of Judah, fled south and settled there as refugees.