Re: [asa] JDEP

From: David Campbell <>
Date: Fri Sep 01 2006 - 19:18:47 EDT

JDEP and some other approaches that impose later than traditional dates onto
Biblical passages often involve assumptions about progressive social or
religious evolution. Although such views were commonly presented as part of
evolutionary biology at least into the 1930's and even today often claim to
be supported by evolutionary biology (e.g., claims of Marxists), in fact
they are contrary to a current understanding of biological evolution.
There's nothing about biological evolution that says that Israelites could
not have had a particular theological view before 500 BC or that
semi-nomadic people couldn't have a king, etc.

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
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