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Re: orion re: minimalism

At 09:54 PM 12/13/97 +0200, you wrote:
>Well, either my failing eye sight or my fertile imagination made it seem
>like there was a third component to the theory (that the Helenized folk
>wrote OT to justify "posession of the land"). Of course now that I know it
>never happened, there's no need for further discussion,
>	Cheers,	Asia Lerner

The purpose of the writing and translating of the OT/HB was a secondary
consideration to the primary ones listed earlier.
That the HB was written to legitimize the population or repopulation of the
land by the putative descendents of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob seems
fairly clear.  That is the point of disagreement- and it is that point which
is clearly non-orion.


Jim West
Adjunct Professor of Bible
Quartz Hill School of Theology