I don't believe it is merely a (secular) history book -- I think it's more profound
than that. If it's truly a secular history of "God's dealings [with] man since the
first man down to the time of Moses" why a) does it show signs of having been
redacted by later editors; and b) why doesn't it tell us anything about, say, the
"John W. Redelfs" wrote:
> At 08:37 PM, Friday, 11/1/02, Marc A. Schindler wrote:
> > > At 01:56 PM, Friday, 11/1/02, Marc A. Schindler wrote:
> > >
> > > >You're asking a question Diamond doesn't attempt to answer, and there's no
> > > >easy way
> > > >to answer this.
> > >
> > > I don't believe I suggested that Diamond was supposed to answer my
> > > question. I asked my question of the members of this list. If Diamond is
> > > right about the domestication of grain and sheep, and the origins of
> > > language, isn't there something wrong with our Book of Genesis?
> > >
> >Only if you believe Genesis was intended to be an anthropology text.
> I don't believe it is an anthropology text. I think it is a history book,
> a record of God's dealings of man since the first man down to the time of
> John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> "To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no
> music, no choreography and the dancers hit each other."
> -- Jack Handy
> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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