Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus: Hellenistic Histories and the Date of the Pentateuch. By Russell E. Gmirkin. Berossus and. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Feb 6, , John Van Seters and others published Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus: Hellenistic. Colofón Texto a dos col. Port. con esc. xil. del arzobispo Juan Martínez Siliceo Marca tip. al fin Enc. Perg. Sign.: *7, [infinito]8,.·.8, ¶6, A-Z8, a-o8, p Read more.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? GmirkinBerossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus: This book fails to give a plausible account of the origin and nature of Hebrew Torah, and of the Greek translations including both understandings and misunderstandingsand of its Vorlage in comparison to other texts, such as MT. He points out that the many texts that would have to have been consulted to produce such a history probably were available only there.

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Posted on November 16, November 16, General Musings. Gmirkin supposes that Berossus exclusively based his story of creation on Enuma Elish pp. There’s a tension in the book, between the page one thesis claim quoted above and later weasle words allowing that perhaps sources were available earlier.


Native Traditions in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Even in Gmirkin’s internally-inconsistent book, in some exodu, the Bible did not “start” when other pages insist.

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Showing of 6 reviews. Such a daring claim is based upon the principle that the oldest confirmed date for the existence of the Pentateuch is in the account of the Septuagint translation in the Letter of Aristeas, c.

But if Berossus was able to deduce from Enuma Elish that Tiamat the primeval sea was darkness, then the writer of Gen 1: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Genesis simply does not read as Gmirkin’s scenario would require. You are commenting using your WordPress. Beeossus primary literary evidence for this late dating comes from two Hellenistic historians, Berossus and Manetho, whom Gmirkin identifies as major figures of influence in the production of the Pentateuch.

Gmirkin rightly stresses the indebtedness of Genesis 1—11 to Mesopotamian sources p. Gmirkin somehow takes the foundation myth Letter of Aristaeus, assigns it a new author, and extracts the part he finds credible, useful to him. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Dear Watson, the Torah was composed anciently over a long time by many, many of whose names I know not.

I’m reminded of A. In his book, “In Search of History”, he discussed the relationship of the Israelite history to the historical texts of the ancient Near East and Greece, noting that, while we have many texts from the Near East with historical content, only the Greek histories parallel the biblical histories in their distance from the past that is being described.


Gmirkin fails to inform readers about this. The Works of Philo: There’s no direct evidence, but Gmirkin assures that it was, doubtless. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Reviewed in International Review of Biblical Studies, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

But the Hebrew Bible is in Hebrew not Greek. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. How then can Gmirkin so confidently assert that the Exodus story is dependent on Manetho pp. Don’t have an account? Pages with related products. Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ: Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus proposes a provocative new theory regarding the date and circumstances of the composition of the Pentateuch.

Momigliano’s earlier complaint about gejesis work: Old Testament, is probably the most successful literary creation of all time; and yet, we do not know its author. What other abd do customers buy after viewing this item? Was Berosus’ work, for instance, even known to have been in the Alexandria Library?

I must comment no further than this, though, because I am only about halfway through Chapter Three. Commentarii in epistulas Pauli. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Gmirkin’s dismissal of Linguistic Dating of Texts p. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The simplicity of this model is stressed p.