Posted by Sargon from cache-df03.proxy.aol.com (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 9:15PM :
In Reply to: The Great Debate, part 4 (rebuttal) posted by Jeff from LTU-207-73-65-124.LTU.EDU (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 5:33PM :
Jeff...buddy...whats the point. To this day, no one has answered my question. Read my previous post about the Greeks.
And on another note. Assyria very much did exist during Sumerian times. This Dr. Ross is a complete dolt. In fact the most continuously lived areas are in NORTHERN Beth Nahrain....not in the South as some people think.
Another issue is that of the laguage issue. East Semitic, South Semitic, and North West Semitic are nonsense. I mean some people will take Emar as a separate language...some people feel Eblite is North West Semitic....What are these categories and why do they hold us in awe?? Semitic is a biblical term which has no true objective quality.
Lastly. Dr. Ross does not, nor will he fully understand the nature of the ancients. We can only surmise. But, this idea of Aramaic Christians and Chaldean Christians is just nonsense. They are adaptions of the church only. Think of it another way. Why do members of the Chaldean Church and Syriac Church and Church of the East have a common ethnic concioussness as Assyrians....?....Which bridges the religious sects. There are no "Arameans" among the Chaldean and Eastern nestorian adherents...and no "Chaldeans" among the Church of the East or Syriac element.....it is curious no??
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