Re: not dog chow

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on September 6, 2002 at 12:24:06:

In reply to: Re: not dog chow posted by Lauren on September 6, 2002 at 12:06:10:

I think the way to proceed would be to nail down precisely WHAT an
ethnically Canaanite woman did to adorn herself in that period, WHY
and WHEN. Not difficult, we have good written and artifact records.
Then ... get the oldest texts possible that describe the event. So,
we can place one woman behaving within the context of her own culture
and for her own purposes. Then, we compare that to the other
culture's interpretation of those behaviors and purposes. There's the
culture clash, and that's what needs to be analyzed. What was the
political situation? How did one gain power, and how did that differ
from previous claimants to power? What actions did she take with what
intentions to demonstrate power, and how were those misinterpreted or
confronted by the Jews. Different people were looking at the same
event through different cultural goggles, and with different
motivations. And, analyze the hands and feet through cultural
perspectives regarding henna. The politics (assassination, vengeance,
coup) ... one can make this proposal or that, and there are certainly
several potential interpretations. I want to examine the position of
henna and dogs as symbols and metaphor to both groups.

The later interpretations pretty much get ditched, that's just
propaganda, to convince the flock that chucking a woman of royal blood
out of a window was an appropriate thing to do. The Jews were never
comfortable with the indigenous people, frowned on intermarriage, and
didn't like female sexual self determination (otherwise known as
whoredom) . When people go over texts 1500 years after the event, and
have at that point Christian Euro cultural goggles on ...... they'll
see something totally different..... a despicable witch and whore
rather than a woman of different ethnicity and religion, so things are
further edited to serve purpose.


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