a reply to: Sigismundus
I didn't forget the Persians. The Persians were actually responsible for the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem.
The whole story of Purim is actually about the Jews rise to power in the Persian Empire.
Xerxes was likely Jewish.
I'd never said the Germans attacked Judea. I said they burned the scrolls and the scribes.
Your claim that the belief in angels was introduced at a later time is false on its face.
The Torah refers to angels several times.
Your so called rabbinik fantasy of a one true Torah is supported by the fact that the Torah is replete with references to the ceremony of Hakhel
Where all the Jews would converge in Jerusalem and check the Nations Torah Scrolls against a master copy.
Also you have completely ignored the link I provided earlier that Talks about how many ancient Torah scrolls were only for reference and not The
strictly scribed ones which were found in synagogues.
This thing is about kaarites is that they are the followers of a heretic who disregarded the oral traditions..
But the Torah is replete with statements which make your argument invalid.
It really is you who are living in a fantasy world.
where the torah says do as I commandedt you on the mountain you are saying the mountain and the man and the situation was an invention.
When the very first commandment of the Ten Commandments is it was I who took you out of Egypt you say there was no Egypt and no Egyptian slavery.
And furthermore you say that millions of people adopt an extremely strict religion with a totally invented and very specific history.
For what purpose pray tell?
for what purpose does the Torah come and tell people to make phylactaries?
And nowhere in the text tell them how to do it?
only the oral tradition comes and tells us how.
You also completely discount the provenance of the Torah
There is a very detailed list in Pirkei Avot.
Where do you imagine that that list was edited?
Was Joshua an invention? Was King David an invention? Was King Hezekiah an invention?.
Joshua received the Torah straight from Moses.
there is already archaeological evidence supporting the conquest of Joshua.
The ancient Torah scrolls that you keep mentioning are fragmentary at best.
There is no legible way to compare them to the modern text.
I have tried.
there is part of a verse here part of a verse there but no complete Pentateuch.
Your claims are based on heavy speculation and nearly no evidence.
And most importantly can you even read it in the original Hebrew?
edit on 30-12-2015 by dashen because: (no reason given)