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by nili
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 24166

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

Genesis 1.1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." could also be "In the beginning of when God was creating the heavens and the earth," continuing into the next verses: "The earth was formless and empty, darkness was on the surface of the depths, and the Spirit of God hovered ab...
by nili
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Judaism and Abortion
Replies: 1
Views: 6831

Re: Judaism and Abortion

I found Daniel Schiff's "Abortion in Judaism'" informative.
by nili
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who's who on BC&H Forum?
Replies: 35
Views: 47758

Re: Who's who on BC&H Forum?

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 am
nili wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:16 pm
My experience is that most discussions are improved by replacing ...
  • Jesus is ...
with ...
  • Jesus is depicted as ...
I agree, but to a theist, it matters not.

Regards
DL
Seems like a a dismissive stroke with a broad brush ...
by nili
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who's who on BC&H Forum?
Replies: 35
Views: 47758

Re: Who's who on BC&H Forum?

My experience is that most discussions are improved by replacing ...
  • Jesus is ...
with ...
  • Jesus is depicted as ...
by nili
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ashkenazic Jews’ mysterious origins unravelled by scientists thanks to ancient DNA
Replies: 11
Views: 20271

Re: Ashkenazic Jews’ mysterious origins unravelled by scientists thanks to ancient DNA

I'm simply not competent to judge the scientific claims.That said, I'd be very curious to see a review of ... No Evidence from Genome-wide Data of a Khazar Origin fo the Ashkenazi Jews Author(s): Doron M. Behar, Mait Metspalu, Yael Baran, Naama M. Kopelman, Bayazit Yunusbayev, Ariella Gladstein, Sha...
by nili
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: R.I.P.?
Replies: 17
Views: 25033

Re: R.I.P.?

What is this thread about?
by nili
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Pentateuch, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion article
Replies: 3
Views: 7891

Re: The Pentateuch, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion article

That's been the way things have been going for quite awhile. My simple rule is that the latest possible date for stuff is probably the right one; easy to stay on the winning side of debates. Conservative scholars take the opposite approach - really hasn't worked out well for them for the past half ...
by nili
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Why 1 and 2 Kings is Bullshit
Replies: 3
Views: 7440

Re: Why 1 and 2 Kings is Bullshit

I'll see you're "Bullshit" and raise you two Bullpuckies and a What-the-Heck ... 175 = 7 x 5^2 ... (7 + 5 + 5 = 17) :: purported age of Abraham at time of death 180 = 5 x 6^2 ... (5 + 6 + 6 = 17) :: purported age of Isaac at time of death 147 = 3 x 7^2 ... (3 + 7 + 7 = 17) :: purported age of Jacob ...
by nili
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Why 1 and 2 Kings is Bullshit
Replies: 3
Views: 7440

Re: Why 1 and 2 Kings is Bullshit

Seriously? Is that all you've got?
by nili
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Gen 34:28
Replies: 8
Views: 12769

Re: Gen 34:28

Everett Fox suggests:
Their sheep, their oxen, their donkeys -- whatever was inside the city and out in the field, they took ...
Similarly. Robert Alter renders the verse as ...
Their sheep and their cattle and their donkeys, what was in the town and in the field, they took ...