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Re: orion translation central?
At 06:23 PM 12/10/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Do you assume that these Hellenized folk were acquainted with the language and
>details of the Gilgamesh Epic or Atra-Hasis (cf. Gen. 6-9) and the Sumerian
>Gilgamesh legends (cf. Qohelet, which once cites the Akkadian Gilgamesh
This I do not know- though I do know that some assume a very wide Greek
influence in the near east since the conquest of Alexander. If so, then the
possibility exists that the Greeks also knew mesopotamian stories.
>once Gilgamesh and Agga, I believe).
>Do you also assume that expressions such as lwytn nx$ brx lwytn nh$ 'qltn (Is.
>27? can"t remember), which has its exact equivalent in Ugaritic ltn bthm
>bthm 'qltn, somehow had Greek equivalents?
This, again I do not know.
>I think the cultural and linguistic evidence, just to name two aspects, is
>against your theory.
Thank you Jonathan.
>Jonathan D. Safren
>Beit Berl College
Adjunct Professor of Bible
Quartz Hill School of Theology