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by ConfusedEnoch
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Judges 7:1
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: Judges 7:1

Do you think Harod/Aretas has something to do with the "island" of Aradus mentioned by Strabo beside Tylos as the land of origin of the Phoenicians?

To me, Aradus and Aretas sound awfully similar.
by ConfusedEnoch
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Eastern Texts and History
Topic: The Christ of India
Replies: 1
Views: 11088

Re: The Christ of India

Wait so he resurrected at the age of 12?
by ConfusedEnoch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Good resources on ancient Jewish demonology?
Replies: 6
Views: 2334

Re: Good resources on ancient Jewish demonology?

As far as I know, "demons" are virtually non-existent in ancient Israelite religion. The oldest quasi-demon I know of is Beelzebub and that one has a complex and idiosyncratic story. Originally a Philistine equivalent of "Baal" with the name Baal-berit (Lord of the Covenant), his...
by ConfusedEnoch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The words for God in Jewish scriptures
Replies: 6
Views: 1953

Re: The words for God in Jewish scriptures

One should note that the LXX is sometimes inconsistent in how it renders the Hebrew names of God e.g. occasionally rendering YHWH in the MT by theos. It is unclear if the Hebrew text used for the LXX differed from the MT in its use of divine names. Andrew Criddle Agreed, and I think this is where m...
by ConfusedEnoch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Exploring the Unidentified KURIOS fragment 4Q126: A parabiblical reworking of Deuteronomy 8?
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Exploring the Unidentified KURIOS fragment 4Q126: A parabiblical reworking of Deuteronomy 8?

From my previous post, The other three lines are less clear. In line 4 we find ]ν̣εμπαση[ and the DJD editors suggested that this may have the adverb ἔμπᾱς (likewise, anyway), but this seems unlikely since this word is more common in Epic poetry and Ionic Greek as opposed to Koine (apparently not a...
by ConfusedEnoch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Exploring the Unidentified KURIOS fragment 4Q126: A parabiblical reworking of Deuteronomy 8?
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Exploring the Unidentified KURIOS fragment 4Q126: A parabiblical reworking of Deuteronomy 8?

Obviously, the "wilderness of Paran" which Deuteronomy 8:15 refers to as "that great and terrible wilderness, wherein there were fiery serpents and scorpions, and no water" is the same as the wilderness of Sinai. If, as my previous posts have established, Mt. Sinai is to be taken...
by ConfusedEnoch
Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Exploring the Unidentified KURIOS fragment 4Q126: A parabiblical reworking of Deuteronomy 8?
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Exploring the Unidentified KURIOS fragment 4Q126: A parabiblical reworking of Deuteronomy 8?

So there is an obscure Greek manuscript at Qumran preserved only in small fragments which as far as I know has not been identified with any known text. This text, known as 4Q126, is notable for attesting the word κύριος and if the text is biblical, then it may represent the earliest known substituti...
by ConfusedEnoch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Genesis 1
Replies: 30
Views: 45819

Re: Genesis 1

Another borrowed myth is that of David and Goliath (compare to the 2 other "giants" in the Bible, Og and Sihon (Sion?)). It's perhaps not a coincidence that there are three known "giant" individuals and all come from the Northern perspective and traditions, as there are three dis...
by ConfusedEnoch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Two Genesis Creation Stories
Replies: 21
Views: 43040

Re: The Two Genesis Creation Stories

Being a chiasm may only mean that a single author created that structure. That author could easily have used material from more than one source, as the author of the Noah's-Flood story apparently did. The Noah chiasm is interesting but I'm not sure it means a whole lot. Chiasmus seems to be more of...