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Re: Giants in anceint Israel

Poster: James and/or Nancy Gilly <KatieMorag@worldnet.att.net>

At 09:20 14-5-97 +0000, Yaakov wrote:
>Poster: hfeld@ids2.idsonline.com (Harold Feld)
>Greetings from Yaakov.


>2) Although Goliath is exceptional as a giant, myths regarding goants are
>found elsewhere.  The spies, when reporting on the land, refer to "the
>giants, children of giants" (n'philim b'nei anak) who were so large "we
>were as grass hoppers in our sight compared to them." (Numbers 13:33)
>Similarly, Og, king of Bashan, is described as "the last of the remnant of
>the giants (r'phaim). (Deut. 3:11).  I do not know if these sections are
>considered older or newer than the Greek legends.

Too much of my library is packed away in the attic, where I can't reach
it...  The Deuteronomy quote (3:11) is undoubtedly from the D text, but does
the Numbers quote above come from J or E (or possibly R)?

Slainte -

Alasdair mac Iain

James and/or Nancy Gilly


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