Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

Philosophy: Wisdom Of Wiseman Left Me Enchanted - Poem by Margaret Alice

- Playing on The Internet

Once again spent a marvelous time on the
Internet, surfing the web, reading until my
eyes are swollen and red - my work
incomplete, a dastardly deed

But I could not tear me away from what
a Wiseman says, since wisdom is my
quest, I thought it best to listen
instead of working today…

In Iraq studies in archaeology led to a new
analysis of Genesis, using the methods of
the ancient literary fraternity, shedding
new light on its nature and authorship

Genesis contains evidence concerning
composition & origin within the method
by which it was compiled, as practiced
by the patriarchs

The key provided here by P.J. Wiseman:
Moses had compiled the book of Genesis
from original tablets written in an
ancient script

By the original people who had been
concerned in the events, Moses clearly
indicates the tablets had been records
of ancient families

Genesis was written centuries before
writing supposedly came to be, critics
tried proving it was compiled much
later than Moses’s time

They didn’t know writing had been used
frequently a thousand years before
Moses was born, consequently, all
sides in the Bible controversy

Imagined Genesis had been handed
down by word of mouth, assuming
writing unknown in the times
of the patriarchs…

The wisdom of Wiseman left me enchanted
by the idea that the events recounted in
Genesis had been recorded at the time
they took place – thus

Lending credence to ancient Babylonian
texts as interpreted by Zecharia

- The key to the compilation method is the phrase “These are the generations of….” The Hebrew word “generations” means “family history drawn from the genealogical register'.

- The sentence “this is the book of the history of Adam” CONCLUDES a record already written, it is not an introduction to a subsequent record. Genesis is a compilation of a series of tablets that had been in the possession of the persons whose names are mentioned in them.

- Foreword by D.J.Wiseman; Former Professor of Assyriology in the University of London and Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities, The British Museum.

Wiseman, P.J. Ancient records and the structure of Genesis: a case for literary unity. T. Nelson Publishers, c1985.

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Comments about Philosophy: Wisdom Of Wiseman Left Me Enchanted by Margaret Alice

  • (4/8/2008 5:21:00 AM)

    This could be considered sticking the head above the parapet - but it is a worthy gesture, albeit one I've learned you can do without expending a whole lot of energy. Nicely posited! Rgds, Big Bro (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, April 18, 2008

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