The Guardian is posting 3,000 year old articles now

Forget expensive restaurants. The best meals are had with people you love
Jean Hannah Edelstein

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Proverbs 15:17

10 thoughts on “The Guardian is posting 3,000 year old articles now”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    You would think someone called Edelstein might have learned that at some point.

    We are so sophisticated and so modern we don’t bother with ancient texts. A shame it leaves us no more than children.

  2. @ dearieme
    To claim that the Proverbs *quoted* in the Book are not three thousand years old is to invite derision.

  3. “How would you ike your hair cut, Sire?”
    “In silence”

    Attributed to Philip of Macedon. Anyone know any older jokes (even if recently quoted in the FT)?

  4. Philip Scott Thomas

    I know, right? I mean, there’s nothing more embarrassing than having your ox stall on you. Especially in rush hour traffic.

  5. “to claim that the Proverbs *quoted* in the Book are not three thousand years old is to invite derision.” Balls: the OT seems to have been largely made up around the time of the Babylonian exile.

  6. @ dearieme
    Oh yeah – including the post-exilic books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, Zecchariah, and Malachi (and Maccabees, for those who regard it as OT rather than Apocrypha)?
    You are making yourself look silly.
    Although the Book of Proverbs was edited in the post-exilic period, it comprises a collection of collection of wise sayings which are far older.

  7. (i) You evidently don’t understand “largely”.
    (ii) “Although the Book of Proverbs was edited in the post-exilic period …”: you have just sold the pass.

  8. @ dearieme
    You are now being childish. Of course Proverbs was edited by scholars seeking to ensure that no errors had crept into the manuscripts when one scroll was copied onto a new one (the last thing one wants in a proverb is for the copyist to miss out a “not”). That was specifically to *avoid* changes.Hence all the work devoted to creating the masoretic text. Nearly all the sayings in the book of Proverbs were not new when they were recorded – so Tim ‘s estimate of 3,000 years is very probably too low.
    I know what “largely made up” means, so why don’t you just shut up?.

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