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by ConfusedEnoch
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Fear of Isaac
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Fear of Isaac

Oh and another fun parallel is one that explains Isaac's name. Ugaritic texts dating from the 13th century BCE refer to the benevolent smile of the Canaanite deity El with epithets like D-H-K or TS-H-KH referencing his laugh.
by ConfusedEnoch
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Fear of Isaac
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Fear of Isaac

Apollo, Abelios, Baal. Why did most civilizations have to add this story of a quasi-human character defeating the All-Father and taking his power (And even his title) ? Was Cronus a bad god? Was El? No. But they represented something that we humans no longer have need of. The God of Time is the Crea...
by ConfusedEnoch
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Fear of Isaac
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Fear of Isaac

I find it interesting that this name is only found once in the entirety of the Bible, and is mysteriously treated like a proper noun as if it's some sort of popular allegory like Lamb of God or Son of Man. It also doesn't really make sense when looking at the context of this chapter. Isaac was never...
by ConfusedEnoch
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Judges 7:1
Replies: 3
Views: 2264

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
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Good resources on ancient Jewish demonology?
Replies: 6
Views: 2725

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: 2280

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: 1107

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: 1107

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: 1107

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...