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Is Torah copied from Hammurabi’s Law? : Torah did not copy from Hammurabi’s Law

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by paarsurrey, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    Your valuable inputs please.
    Jews and non-Jews; all may comment here

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  2. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    I quote a sentence from Wikipedia:

    “Parallels between this narrative* and the giving of laws by God in Jewish tradition to Moses and similarities between the two legal codes suggest a common ancestor in the Semitic background of the two.”

    Hammurabi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    * Of Hammurabi’s Law
    What could be that common ancestor?

    Any idea, please

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  3. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    My question is that when there are so many similarities in Hammurabi's Law and the Torah; why Torah is not considered to have been copied/plagiarized from Hammurabi's Law?

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  4. Sleeppy

    Sleeppy Fatalist. Christian. Pacifist.

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    There are some scholars who do believe that. They are probably cited in the Wikipedia article.
     
  5. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    And your books are plagiarized from this material.
     
  6. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    Which material you refer to and which books.
    Please elaborate.

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  7. AlphaAlex115

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    The torah was copied from the bible, it's a well known fact.
     
  8. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    Torah and (Jewish) Bible are no different, my friend!

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  9. AlphaAlex115

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    Yeah they are.. the christian bible is slightly different my friend..
     
  10. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    Quit talking about things you know nothing about.


    The torah is in the bible.
     
  11. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    It is a fact previous religions have influenced, all existing Abrahamic religions.


    Including yours
     
  12. AlphaAlex115

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    No its the Jewish version of the bible, right??
     
  13. outhouse

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    It is the first five books of the bible.

    The OT is all Jewish scripture.


    They read it on a scroll, but they words are the same, in Hebrew.
     
  14. AlphaAlex115

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    Ok thanks I guess..
     
  15. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    We will discuss Christian Bible later; they say that Paul felt no compunction about stealing other peoples work and using it as his own while some people say that many of the stories in the OT were stolen from prior sources (Buddhists, Hindu, Hellenistic etc) and rewritten by those writers.

    But that is a different topic.

    We are discussing here Torah or the Jewish Bible which is sometimes said to be copied or plagiarized from the Hammurabi's Law.

    Well that is point to be discussed on its own merit.

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  16. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    It is best you quit talking about things you are ignorant to.

    The OT and NT plagiarized many sources, just like your books.
     
  17. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    But you did not tell which one of the two you described "our" in another thread.

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  18. outhouse

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    I don't have to tell you anything.

    And I did post a link.
     
  19. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    Torah/scribes/Judaism took stories from the neighboring communities.

    Example:

    “Domain of Man”
    by Charles N. Pope
    “In the mythology of ancient Egypt, the god who arrived first on the Earth was called Atum, signifying "Totality." Atum, as with Biblical Adam, was naked and required a civilizing influence. "The loincloth given to Atum served less to clothe him, in the strict sense of the word, than to permit him to manifest his royalty by means of a specific garment."a One cannot help but compare the royal undergarment of Atum with the fig leaf loincloth made for Biblical Adam.

    In the Egyptian creation story, the first goddess, Tefnut, was said to come forth out of Atum. One of her Mesopotamian nicknames was Nin-ti, meaning "Lady Life," or "The Lady (Who Makes) Live." S.N. Kramer states that ti is also the Sumerian word for "rib," therefore Nin-ti could variously be interpreted as "the Lady of the Rib."b In the Bible, Eve is of course formed from the rib of Adam.

    The Hebrew name Adam means "a man, ruddy." Genesis 2:23 (KJV)c states: "she [Eve] was taken out of man." However, the Hebrew word translated in this particular verse as "man" is not Adam but iysh (376).d Like the Egyptian name Atum, this word iysh also conveys a sense of both unity and totality.

    It is commonly translated elsewhere in the Bible as "every, everyone," i.e., all men. There is an obvious phonic similarity between Adam and Atum. A true linguistic link is also not so unreasonable given that the names of all of the other major Egyptian deities have definite Semitic etymologies.1”

    Chapter 1: A Twisted History (Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel)

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  20. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    :facepalm:

    Has no credibility what so ever.

    Your books PLAGIARIZED the bible.

    This is like urinating in your own drinking water.
     
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