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Re: orion-list 1Chr 27 and 1QM on militia

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999 09:48:22 EDT,  RGmyrken@aol.com writes:

   [... snip ... noted & filed ...]

   Thank you for the excellent review of the literature.

>  So while I give Dierk points for 
>creativity, I find the comparison to 1 Chr. 27 unconvincing on several 
>(A more convincing reading of Hellenistic military science in the HB is the 
>story of David and Goliath, where the armor and weaponry of Goliath is that 
>of a typical Greek hoplite, while David is a typical youthful sling-wielding 
>Greek skirmisher operating between the opposing armies.  See e.g. 
>Asclepiodotus 1.2.)

   Thank you also for pointing out the likely source of the military
   details of David's career.  I've long thought that Joshua's action
   at Ai was a notice from Alexander's campaigns before he crossed
   to Asia and came from Greek sources.  I said as much in my book,
   _Behind The Bible_ in 1990.

>Best regards to all,
>Russ Gmirkin

   Thanks again

Tom Simms
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