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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6990 on: May 02, 2019, 05:44:35 pm »
Wait... God didn't chose Nehemiah... a foreign power chose Nehemiah.  He worked for the Iranian government.  He wasn't a builder, he was a flunky.

Yes but the wall did wonders stopping Roman invaders.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6991 on: May 02, 2019, 05:45:17 pm »
Like I said before, evangelicals are the most insane demographic in America.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6992 on: May 02, 2019, 05:59:04 pm »
Wait... God didn't chose Nehemiah... a foreign power chose Nehemiah.  He worked for the Iranian government.  He wasn't a builder, he was a flunky.

Yes but the wall did wonders stopping Roman invaders.


Also, Israel had sanctuary cities.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6993 on: May 02, 2019, 06:44:54 pm »
The most logical reading of the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah is that the Torah as we know it today is an exilic creation - i.e. that it was a product of the Israeli elites forced into Babylonian exile, but then coming into contact with more literate religious traditions and adjusting their own national and religious mythology in response. That explains the action in Ezra and Nehemiah where learned exiles return to the ancestral homeland and encounter hostility and skepticism.  The biblical books describe this as ignorant backsliding and Ezra-Nehemiah as restorers of the old religion.  More likely, the natives were just practicing their old traditions where the putative national god Yahweh shares pride of place with other regional deities and traditions.  Ezra-Nehemiah aren't purging foreign ideas for Old Time Religion, they are purging the Old Time Religion for their new fangled and foreign-influenced ideas.  Thus explaining all the resistance.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6994 on: May 02, 2019, 10:14:47 pm »
Minsky, destroying Facebook memes since... ah, well, since before FB existed!  :P
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6995 on: May 02, 2019, 10:20:13 pm »
Does one image make a meme?
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6996 on: May 02, 2019, 11:12:53 pm »
Does one image make a meme?
isn't it how they're called, one image with text?

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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6997 on: May 02, 2019, 11:57:18 pm »
I just don't think that image will have legs. Metaphorically speaking.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6998 on: May 03, 2019, 01:10:36 am »
The most logical reading of the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah is that the Torah as we know it today is an exilic creation - i.e. that it was a product of the Israeli elites forced into Babylonian exile, but then coming into contact with more literate religious traditions and adjusting their own national and religious mythology in response. That explains the action in Ezra and Nehemiah where learned exiles return to the ancestral homeland and encounter hostility and skepticism.  The biblical books describe this as ignorant backsliding and Ezra-Nehemiah as restorers of the old religion.  More likely, the natives were just practicing their old traditions where the putative national god Yahweh shares pride of place with other regional deities and traditions.  Ezra-Nehemiah aren't purging foreign ideas for Old Time Religion, they are purging the Old Time Religion for their new fangled and foreign-influenced ideas.  Thus explaining all the resistance.

I think you have a point here, though I don't know when the Judeans became entirely monotheistic.  The Samaritans did not go into Captivity and they are also monotheistic.  Still your broader point stands, it's likely that the Judeans who went to Babylon were fundamentally changed by the experience.  In a sense they came to Babylon as Judeans and returned as Jews.
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #6999 on: May 03, 2019, 04:59:54 am »
"In the Shadow of the Sword" is an excellent book about that very period.

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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7000 on: May 05, 2019, 04:48:03 pm »


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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7001 on: May 06, 2019, 03:15:54 am »
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7002 on: May 06, 2019, 03:44:15 am »
The grammar's surprisingly good. :thumbsup:
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Re: Facebook Follies of Friends and Families
« Reply #7003 on: May 06, 2019, 08:48:07 am »
Thanks :hug:
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