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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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a gfnesis. The Pentateuch was written in the third century BCE circa — by the same Jewish scholars who translated the Hebrew text into Greek pp. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Even if it is true that Manetho did not have the Exodus story in mind p. The Art of Place. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Argonauts of the Desert: He points out that the many texts that would have to have been consulted to produce such a history probably were available only there. By R ussell E. One might have expected, given his thesis, quotes from, say, Berossus in Greek, then the Hebrew Torah, then Greek translation, with exldus comment on how Genesis supposedly depends on Berossus.

But if Berossus was able to deduce from Enuma Elish that Tiamat the primeval sea was darkness, then the writer of Gen 1: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

This brossus is also available for rental through DeepDyve. After all, scholars like Joel Baden and Jefferey Stackert have done substantial work with the documentary hypothesis. The book overfocuses on Greek; underfocusses on the Hebrew text. Write a customer review.

His claim for the late dating berowsus the Pentateuch is based on a small amount of text. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Other than human speech, there is no resemblance between the snake of Genesis and the half-fish-half-human monster of Berossus pp. The book and its bibliography lack much direct attention exodu the Hebrew text. I was not persuaded that the first five books of the Hebrew Bible were “composed in their entirely about BCE” in Alexandria.


For this reason most references are deleted from modern translations of his text Burstein, The Babyloniaca of Berossus, p. Read more Read less.

A lot of research went into this book, but, I suggest, faulty methodology and odd framing of questions led the work astray, to quite implausible conclusions about the origin of the Torah and its Greek translation. This book has a bold thesis and detailed argumentation: The book tends toward a discrete, new, conclusion, of “the butler did it” variety.

My own thoughts about this startling and compelling argument are that much of the OT was composed in Greek and only later translated into Hebrew and the Hebrew texts were corrected and fiddled with a bit which is why they no longer exactly match up with the LXX, NOT the other way around. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging.

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.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The parallels between Genesis 1—2 and Berossus that are absent in Enuma Elish the darkness of the primeval waters; the creation of animals can be explained without the dependency of Genesis on Berossus pp.

The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus: Not surprisingly, no one before Gmirkin has ever supposed that Berossus is the direct source for the authors of Genesis 1—11, especially since the hypothesis implies that learned Jews of the third century BCE chose an inferior literary work on Babylonian history, written in poor Greek Burstein, p. Plausible, arguably, but not doubtless–a word overused by Gmirkin. Email required Address never made public.


However, he didn’t go into this in detail and I recall reading it and nodding vigorously because I had noticed the same things. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Rather, they thoroughly consider the text through critical analysis.

Posted on November 16, November 16, General Musings. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Reviewed by Joyce Rilett Wood Toronto.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward majetho audience, and attract new followers and customers. The primary evidence is literary dependence of Gen. He noted at the time that there were numerous agreements between the substance and style of some of the OT books and works of Greek historians, particularly Herodotus.

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It was composed in Hebrew with a Greek translation by the same group of scholars at virtually the same time, in —2 bce. Edited by Robert Volk. Further, there is amazing duplication of the genealogy of the patriarchs and the Persian-Median royal house, the most striking of which exist between the figures of Moses and Genesiis Xerxes.

Such a daring claim is maneho 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. At bottom, his argument against the documentary hypothesis lacks substance. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Even in Gmirkin’s internally-inconsistent book, in some pages, the Bible did not “start” when other pages insist. Showing of 6 reviews. Most users should sign in with their email address.