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... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1987 No 2 (Jan 1988) Home¦ Issue Contents A Critical Re-appraisal of the Book of Genesis, Part Two by Damien Mackey, Frank Calneggia and Paul Money Part Two: Moses as Compiler of the Book of Genesis In Part One we looked at the structure of the Book of Genesis, and found that the key to the structure of the first book of Scripture was to be found in the repetitious phrase, "These are the generations ('Toledoth') of..." Now, in Part Two, we shall be examining Genesis from the linguistic point of view. It will be shown that Egyptian exerted considerable influence on the formation and development of Hebrew as a literary language. The Graf-Wellhausen system has dominated the field of Biblical research for more than a century, as was explained in Part One. Consequently the entire Pentateuch is considered by scholars to be a late product- even those parts which deal with the "Egyptian Epoch" of Israelite history (i.e. from the Patriarch Joseph to the Exodus ...
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... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1987 No 1 (Sep 1987) Home¦ Issue Contents A CRITICAL RE-APPRAISAL OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS by Damien F. Mackey, Frank Calneggia and Paul Money Introduction This working paper, based on the theses of P. J. Wiseman and Professor A. S. Yahuda, aims to introduce the reader to an approach to the study of the book of Genesis which is altogether different from the one usually encountered in modern Biblical commentaries. It is not different for difference's sake: the writers are simply convinced that a synthesis of Wiseman's and Yahuda's brilliant ideas succeeds in unravelling the "problem" of the book of Genesis. This, we must add, is not a problem inherent in Genesis itself, but one created by the Documentary Hypothesis- that method of form criticism originating, it seems, with the Frenchman, Jean Astruc (d.1766), and later elaborated by Biblical critics such as Graf (d.1869) and Julius Wellhausen (d.1918). Compared to the Graf-Wellhausen method, the conclusions of which pre-date practically ...
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3. No title [Mythopedia Website]
... met het gegeven dat de melkwegstelsels elkaar door zwaartekracht beïnvloeden. De algemene relativiteitstheorie moet eigenlijk in de berekening betrokken worden. Toch heeft het weinig zin de bewegingen die sterrenstelsels in het heelal vertonen in twijfel te trekken. De waarneming van een uitdijend heelal is waarschijnlijk correct. En het idee dat de uitdijing ooit een keer begonnen moet zijn, op een moment dat alle materie of energie in één punt als het ware samengebald was, is ook niet zo'n vreemde veronderstelling. Sommige mensen ervaren geen conflict tussen de astronomische feiten en een scheppingsverhaal in Genesis 1. Dat is heel mooi, maar in feite is er wel een flagrante strijd als men Genesis 1 letterlijk wil interpreteren. Deze strijd openbaart zich ook al waar nog niet over de ontwikkeling van het heelal gesproken wordt, maar gewoon over de aard van het heelal. Dit alles zullen we hieronder in het licht stellen. de schepping Ik zie me dus genoodzaakt om te constateren dat noch de evolutietheorie noch de theorie van de Big Bang aantoonbaar juist zijn. Beide zijn werkmodellen, die bovendien heel verdienstelijk zijn. Uit het feit ...
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... 2 (Mar 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents A Tale of Two Mountains: Ararat and Sinai by Damien F. Mackey Moses wrote the Exodus account in terms of 'a miniature Flood story', portraying himself as the new Noah. This article illustrates the Flood-Exodus parallelisms and ultimately draws the conclusion that the reason why Mount Sinai was revered as 'the mountain of God', even prior to the Exodus (cf. 3:1), was because it was the mountain upon which Noah's Ark had landed. A: Comparisons Between Genesis and Exodus Moses, who compiled Genesis from the series of family histories (Toledoth) of his illustrious forefathers [1, was apparently also very conscious- when writing his own story in the rest of the Pentateuch- of the content, language and structure of Genesis. Simple examples of this are identified below, followed by a more profound, structural example. Just as God saw His creative works as 'good' (Genesis 1:31), so did Moses' mother see that her son 'was a goodly child' ...
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5. Abraham In Egypt [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Abraham. It has always been clear that he must have been- if he existed at all- an important character. His name, which implies 'father of a multitude', speaks of. a person of some historical stature. This is supported by the fact that many peoples, including the Arabs, recognised him as their forebear; and indeed there is good evidence to suggest that Arab traditions regarding him were not derived from the Hebrews. Modern scholarship now generally agrees that Abraham was a real person. The accounts preserved in Genesis have an authentic flavour, and must contain more than a germ of historical truth. John Bright for example remarked on the fact that the evidence 'forbids us to dismiss the patriarchs [i.e. Abraham and his immediate descendants as legendary, and the picture of them presented... is not in the least mythological. There are, to be sure, folkloristic motifs in the stories. But these belong to the development of the narrative, not its central figures- who are portrayed most realistically'.(1) Thus ...
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... pioneers like Donovan Courville suggested the Middle Kingdom as the setting for the story of Joseph which is the present author's opinion. Chetwynd attempts to stretch Joseph back to the Old Kingdom. This is an important problem; in future issues as we date Shishak, Moses, and Abraham we will also date Joseph more closely. The Famine This remarkable text [see Bibliography describes a terrible famine which took place in the reign of Djoser, a king of the IIIrd Dynasty, and lasted for seven years. Budge, Ixi The Book of Genesis describes a similar seven-year famine in Joseph's time. Genesis 40-50 The Pharaoh Djoser sends a royal dispatch to the South: This is to inform thee that misery has laid hold upon me, upon the great throne. My heart is grievously afflicted by reason of the exceedingly great evil, because the Nile hath not come forth in my time to the height for seven years. Grain is very scarce, vegetables are lacking altogether, every kind of thing which men eat for their food hath ceased. Men wish to walk but are ...
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7. Abraham and Ur [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... to identify the Sumerians and Chaldeans, Heinsohn and Marx bring forth some interesting material and some ingenious argumentation. At least two of their premises, however, are dubious, and I intend to challenge them without undertaking a critique of their whole presentation. Whether rebutting these premises vitiates their main conclusions is beyond my concern. Firstly, the identification of the Biblical Ur of the Chaldees (Ur Kasdim) with the Sumerian Ur is weak, and I reject it as did my late friend and mentor, Bronson Feldman. The material in Genesis relating to Abraham's family and Ur Kasdim as his birthplace situate the latter in Upper Mesopotamia. If it could be conclusively proven that the Chaldeans and Sumerians were one and the same, then this would constitute an argument for identifying Ur Kasdim with the Sumerian Ur dug by Woolley. But the argument can't work in the other direction-- that is, to identify Chaldeans and Sumerians on the basis of Ur Kasdim. Secondly, Heinsohn and Marx claim that no non-Sumerian source refers to the Sumerians, basing themselves on Kramer's The Sumerians ...
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8. Sodom and Gomorrah's Location and Destruction [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... There is no scriptural or other evidence to support either supposition. To the contrary, all indications are that the cities were located in the northern part of the Dead Sea and that this body of water dates no further back than the days of Abraham. The five cities appear to be a cohesive group. Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiym, and Zoar (Bela) were often linked together geographically as though they were neighbors. in the Valley of Siddim. The five cities were also associated commercially, as is implied in Genesis, when they rebelled against the authority and refused to pay tribute to the kings of Mesopotamia. They are also mentioned as a group in the Ebla tablets, strongly indicative that they were a trading consortium or alliance. [1 The Jordan Valley The area covered by the Dead Sea is an extension of the Jordan Valley, as it would have continued into the Wadi Arabah were it not flooded southward for an area of some 50 miles from Jericho. Since it is a continuation of the Jordan Valley let us look at the ...
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9. The Cities of the Plain [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History VII:1 (Feb 1985) Home¦ Issue Contents INTERACTION The Cities of the Plain Dwardu Cardona The ruined cities excavated by Walter Rast and R. Thomas Schaub at Bab edh-Dhra', Numeira, Feifa, Khanazir, and Safi[1 do not seem to have raised the interest one would have expected despite the fact that the excavators themselves have tentatively identified the sites in question as the "lost" Cities of the Plain described in Genesis. The discovery of Sodom and Goniorrah-- to say nothing of Admah, Zeboirn, and Zoar (also known as Bela and/or Segor)-- should have caused excitement in the biblical world. The last thing one would have expected is resentment-- and yet one prominent scholar was ignoble enough to threaten withdrawal of his support of a grant if Rast and Schaub persisted in identifying these cities as the biblical pentapolis.[2 More recently, and in a more scholarly vein, James Sauer has pointed out that these ruins could not be the remains of the ...
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... in the Bible, of fictitiously linking historical personages to earlier eponyms in fact representing names of an artificial character, such as tribes or geographical entities as demonstrated by Finkelstein concerning GHD, and Kraus for AKL. What is more, comparison of the Babylonian and Assyrian King lists, headed by essentially identical putative eponyms, indicates a common genealogical tradition, whether historically based or of mere scribal deduction-- one most likely shared by early West Semitic tribes in general. A similar consciousness of common ancestors is evident in the genealogical tables of Genesis... The author of this statement goes on to show some general points of contact within this shared ancestral heritage. In the light of these interconnecting pieces of evidence, however, we should take a closer look at the biblical genealogies, all the more so since we have already seen a possible connection between the biblical Dedan and the GHD, AKL, and Ugaritic king list. To this end we shall consider two biblical sources that appear to be germane to our comparative interests. The first is Genesis 25:2-4 ...
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