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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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Some of these parallels are so precise that there is no exoduss room for evading the obvious borrowing. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

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But the Hebrew Bible is in Hebrew not Greek. The primary evidence is the obvious literary dependence of Gen. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Gmirkin seems to me to use two standards of proof.

Gmirkin does not consider the possibility that Babylonian and Canaanite literary sources lie behind the Exodus story. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

How then can Gmirkin so confidently genewis that the Exodus story is dependent on Manetho pp.

Review of Russell Gmirkin’s Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus

A s the title of this book suggests, the author argues for the thesis that the Pentateuch was produced in Egypt under the influence gneesis the two Hellenistic historians, Berossus in Genesis and Manetho in Exodus.

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Email alerts New issue alert. Thus far, though, I have a few initial comments. I was not persuaded that the first five books of the Hebrew Bible were “composed in their entirely about BCE” in Alexandria. 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 King Xerxes.

Showing of 6 reviews. Holmes, alas, did not say: Gmirkin fails to inform readers about this. MacDonald, but that’s off-topic here. The late date of the Pentateuch, as demonstrated by literary dependence on Berossus and Manetho, has two important consequences: I’m reminded of A.

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The book is characterized by strident “doubtless” overreaching for novelty, unfortunately, because it results in a thesis which is a work of fiction. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Church fathers suggested dependence of Berossus on Genesis 1—11, but Hellenistic scholars e. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Other than human speech, there is no resemblance between the snake of Genesis and the half-fish-half-human monster of Berossus 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. An odd time for one with the Roman army to mention docility. The Agony of the Cross as the Birth of the Church. He falls back on gsnesis title that gives him and only others like him the legitimacy to speak authoritatively about the Bible. If they do, they are shouted down or ignored away by the Churches that grant the authority.


Expdus both cases, the conquest ends badly, with a horrific siege, though in the case of Xerxes, it was within his lifetime, and genesiw the case of the Israelites, it was when the Babylonians came much, much later.

On the other hand, arguments from silence in some Greek texts! How can Gmirkin be certain that Manetho mentioned Moses but also argue that Manetho knew nothing about Jewish traditions? Sign in via your Institution Sign in.

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By Thomas Andrew Bennett. The Septuagint with Apocrypha: One might have expected, given his thesis, quotes from, say, Berossus in Greek, then the Hebrew Torah, then Greek translation, with detailed comment on how Genesis supposedly depends on Berossus.

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 amd the biblical histories in their distance from the past that is being described.