Marianne Luban
Re: The Book of Jasher
Fri Aug 18, 2017 09:57
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I was rereading some of these posts today to get a sense of the entire discussion and its most salient points and....

Robert:
"You wrote: in article 17644. For example "In the 55th year of the reign of Pharoah king of Egypt, reigned Moses in Kush. Moses was 27yrs old when he began to reign over Kush, and forty years did he reign". These are your words, Marianne."

I wrote:
"Those are not my words! Those are the words of the Book of Jasher."

And that's right. While I don't think [unlike Robert] that this Book of Jasher has more credibility than the Hebrew Bible, it certainly must contain midrashim--the legends and beliefs of the Jews. Is it possible that these have some credibility? Yes, of course. That quote, I think, was not saying that Moses began to "reign over Kush" in the 55th year of the king of Egypt. It states plainly enough that Moses *was* reigning in Kush in that year--which must, by default, be the last year of Thutmose III [although he is assigned more like 54 years by Egyptology--it's near enough and no other pharaoh of Dynasty 18 ruled as long]. In other words, in that last year Moses was in Kush according to the Book of Jasher and not among the Midianites.

But, for some unaccountable reason, I also wrote:

"I don't know what you're talking about. Yes, Thutmose III can have died in 1450 BCE, [very unlikely, however]"

What I meant was "very likely, actually" because, according to my favored chronology, that is the year he *does* die. According to the math of Pseudo-Dionysius it was not until the Year 490 [1450 BCE] and the death of the pharaoh that Moses returned to Egypt--but he didn't say exactly how long it took him to come back.

  • Re: The Book of JasherMarianne Luban, Thu Jul 13 15:00
    Robert wrote: "Hi again Marianne, (not too Anonymous, huh,)" I never try to be anonymous here. Sometimes I forget to put my name in the "Author" box--that's all, When you leave it blank it calls you... more
    • Re: The Book of Jasher — Marianne Luban, Fri Aug 18 09:57
      • Re: The Book of JasherRobert Killian, Sat Aug 19 01:13
        Marianne, Ok!---as I wrote,---"let's just forget it"! Please !! That's enough scattered-willful confusion,---for me! Peace, always Robert Monaco
        • Re: The Book of JasherMarianne Luban, Sat Aug 19 08:25
          I didn't write that post for you, Robert, but to clarify something I had written. I couldn't care less how you feel about anything I post here. So don't be confused about that. You've already stated... more
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