06-29-05, 04:54 AM #41
06-29-05, 07:04 AM #42
Any responses to my point about the Ten Commandments not seeming to apply to Lawdog's genetic research bugbears?
I personally am not nearly as much against having the Ten Commandments in courtrooms as I used to be. They are a venerable expression of humanity's unique thirst for justice and law. They ought to be a part of everybody's education, no less than Homer and Shakespeare.
06-29-05, 07:28 AM #43Originally Posted by Lawdog
With regard to the Exodus, there is *no* archaeological evidence for the event. We would expect to find something that supports the notion that thousands of people were displaced and on the move, yet all we have are the expected Canaanite settlements and others in the area. It appears that the Canaanite settlements that dot the region *are* the Jews. The notion that a cult of personality unified a polytheistic and tribal Canaanite culture *is* supported by evidence. It's also no coincidence that "Canaan" and "Cain" are linguistically similar.
To suggest that an event 2000 - 4000 years ago is just too old to have any archaeological and epigraphical evidence is preposterous. There are many, many events that are much older and supported by archaeological evidence. Schliemann found much of what Homer described, even if Homer's stories were legend and mythology. The settlement of Catalhouyouk in Turkey (ancient Anatolia) dates well beyond old testament mythology... yet we have a suprisingly clear picture of how they lived.
06-29-05, 10:02 AM #44
well written answer...worthy of thought.
Cain and Canaan are perhaps not linguistically the same. Canaan was a separate descendant in scripture.
I think that one needs to somehow relate scriptural accounts to archeology, but give scripture the benefit of the doubt, because, the hebrews were not writing mythology.
Are you really an archeologist?
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Last edited by Lawdog; 06-29-05 at 11:13 AM.
07-18-05, 02:28 PM #45
t give scripture the benefit of the doubt, because, the hebrews were not writing mythology.