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by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)
Replies: 243
Views: 4196

Re: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)

As a Jew, I am predisposed toward things which were designed to flatter Jews - that we have special 'blood' that comes from Abraham, that we are by nature intelligent, funny, born for psychology etc. Anything but being good dancers. Really? I thought for sure I saw you busting a few moves in Golima...
by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)
Replies: 243
Views: 4196

Re: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)

As a Jew, I am predisposed toward things which were designed to flatter Jews - that we have special 'blood' that comes from Abraham, that we are by nature intelligent, funny, born for psychology etc. Anything but being good dancers. Really? I thought for sure I saw you busting a few moves in Golima...
by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Babylonian stuff (via Berossus)--oops, not Babylonian, but Plato?
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Babylonian stuff (via Berossus)--oops, not Babylonian, but Plato?

I assume that what this is about is the fact that Gmirkin's first book on this subject proposed that Genesis 1-11 was heavily based on Berossus, but that his most recent book proposes that Gen 1-11 is heavily influenced by Timaeus and Critias. I understand the implication here, but it would have be...
by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)
Replies: 243
Views: 4196

Re: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)

I think that wraps it up for me for now. I've given you a lot to think about. I've probably spent a whole day on this, instead of my books and articles, which I hope you appreciate. It's not my intent to persuade you or win you over or anyone else or gain followers or sell my books (which are too ex...
by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)
Replies: 243
Views: 4196

Re: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)

(6) Why does there exist both a wilderness Priestly legislation P which (in my opinion) appears to stem from the Samaritans, and the Holiness Code H (Lev. 17-26) that stems from Jerusalem (based on extensive parallels between H and Ezekiel, which devotes several chapters to Jerusalem)? There is no ...
by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)
Replies: 243
Views: 4196

Re: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)

(5) Why else would Deut. 17:14-40 (“the rule of the king”) foreshadow the rise of Solomon, the king of the Jerusalem, temple city and Judah’s capital? Your understanding that Deuteronomy has Solomon in mind is without question a minority opinion. Lots of scholars hold this opinion. A couple random ...
by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)
Replies: 243
Views: 4196

Re: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)

(4) Why else would Gen. 49:10 say “The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, not a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come”? Priests need muscle. Muscle is treated like muscle. Brains like brains. I don't even know what that means. But while we're on the subject of chapter 49: 8 “Judah, yo...
by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)
Replies: 243
Views: 4196

Re: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)

(3) Why was Caleb, the one positively regarded spy under Moses, and the only adult Israelite who didn’t die in the 40 years wandering, assigned a major chunk of territory in Judah (Josh. 14-15)? We agree that Joshua is the star of the episode. Right? Joshua was of Joseph and Caleb' might mean dog a...
by Russell Gmirkin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)
Replies: 243
Views: 4196

Re: Current State of Samaritan Studies (Hexateuch)

And as for your points: (1) Why else would Judah be included in the twelve tribes of Israel? They had some cultural relationship. (2) Why else was Judah prominently allotted territory in the book of Joshua? I am not disputing that northern writers regarded Judah as part of the family. (7) As noted ...
by Russell Gmirkin
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Evidence for the Pentateuch being a Persian era work?
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Evidence for the Pentateuch being a Persian era work?

The Copper Scroll is from Qumran Cave 3 not Cave 11. *If* the Torah books were first written in Alexandria in the 270s by the same people who translated it into Greek, as REG claimed, might some expect some Greek loan words? You're right, Cave 3, the next one past Cave 11. Again, the Dead Sea Scrol...