Re: [asa] promise trumps biology

From: George Murphy <GMURPHY10@neo.rr.com>
Date: Tue Dec 09 2008 - 08:58:47 EST

IMO this just shows the limits of your particular version of concordism. Of course not all the people of Egypt were descendants of an historical "Ham" - in fact the known history of Egypt predates by millennia any possible "historical Noah." But as far as the biblical writers are concerned Egypt was populated after the flood by the descendants of one of Noah's grandsons.

Shalom
George
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  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dick Fischer
  To: 'George Murphy'
  Cc: ASA
  Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 12:48 AM
  Subject: RE: [asa] promise trumps biology

  Hi George, you wrote:

   

>>& later in Genesis Joseph is married to an Egyptian, of the "cursed line of Ham."<<

   

  Well maybe, and maybe not. Although the Hebrew word for Egyptian is "Mizraim" (Noah's grandson) it would not be possible for the entire Egyptian population to have stemmed from him. Narmer was in power in Egypt before Mizraim was born. Pyramids depicted four distinct races living in Egypt and the great races were established long before Noah.

   

  Excavations in Egypt have uncovered the remains of a variant race of peoples who began moving in at the beginning of the dynastic period (ca. 2900 BC).

   

  Quoting The Cambridge Ancient History, "Physically these peoples differed unmistakably from the predynastic Egyptians: whereas the latter were unusually small in stature and possessed long and narrow skulls (about 132 mm. in breadth), the newcomers were more massively built and their skulls (about 139 mm. in width) were appreciably broader than those of their predecessors."

   

  So whether that Egyptian woman was of Semitic (or Hamitic) origin will forever be unknown.

   

  Dick Fischer, GPA president

  Genesis Proclaimed Association

  "Finding Harmony in Bible, Science and History"

  www.genesisproclaimed.org

   

   

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