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comment Did Akhenaten's religion influence early Judaism?
Please keep the conspiracy theories away from this site. There is no "refusing the release the details". The details of the research was published in 2010. jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=185393
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comment Did Akhenaten's religion influence early Judaism?
@user438: That a book originally is written before the exile doesn't mean it can't be influenced by ideas during or after the exile. The books where copied many times, and will have continually changed. There are differences between the "standard" texts and copies amongst the dead sea scrolls, for example. The fact that there still exists many references to other gods, and Yahweh being one amongst them are proof enough that the texts originally was written by people who believed there was many gods. Otherwise there would be no such references at all.
Mar
16
comment Where was the pre-war (ww2) border between Poland and Germany?
Right. Although in the Treaty of Versailles East Prussia is treated as distinct from Germany, in a geographical sense. So Germany's borders are defined in article 27, and East Prussia's in article 28. So I didn't bother quoting article 28.
Mar
6
comment Is there a symbol associated with Loki from the Norse pantheon?
That Loki is mentioned in this poem does not make the rune a sign for Loki.
Feb
27
comment Where was the pre-war (ww2) border between Poland and Germany?
Yup, but it was the border with Germany that was specifically asked for.
Feb
26
comment Was the communication between Spitfire and other fighters' pilots encrypted?
Well, it was feasible, But you wouldn't have been able to have many frequencies or hop very fast, and you would easily lose sync and then hear nothing. It saw some limited use by Germany in WWI, however, all you need to do is to listen to all the frequencies, so it was not very useful as encryption.
Feb
5
comment What did Germany do after World War II to recover so successfully that it became more prosperous than its WW2 victors?
My answer points out that the premise of the question is wrong, and that it therefore can't be answered. The Marshall Plan is therefore not relevant for this question. It would be relevant for a different question though, like for example "How did Germany rebuild so quickly".
Jan
5
comment Was the communication between Spitfire and other fighters' pilots encrypted?
Yes, it's reasonable, but the question answers itself by pointing out that encryption of voice during WWII required a huge machine that could not be fitted in an airplane. I think the question can be rewritten to be a good question, but currently I don't think it is one.
Jan
5
comment Was the communication between Spitfire and other fighters' pilots encrypted?
When you say "communication" you seem to mean only voice communication. And then you answer your own question.
Sep
1
comment How did Germany rebuild so quickly after World War I?
@CGCampbell Thanks.
Jul
17
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@bob-know-all This is indeed the correct answer.
Jul
17
comment Why did Hitler attack the Soviet Union when he was still busy fighting the United Kingdom?
@gerdi It depends on which "why" you mean. Why did Hitler want to invade Russia? No one knows. How did he rationalize it? Well, that's largely what Mein Kampf is about. It basically boils down to Hitler thinking that Germans are superior, and therefore has the right to land, and in fact must grab land and expand to protect itself. And Germany should of course do that primarily east, because the slavs were less worthy than "aryans". So Hitler outlined all this already in 1923-1924 or so.
Jul
3
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
A better source for how widespread literacy was amongst jews in 200BC would be a historical research-paper on how widespread literacy was amongst jews in 200BC. The rabbis you meantion does not even mention literacy rates. They are discussing something completely different and you are just interpreting them freely in ways you really can not. That Rabbi Shimon condemned those who studied Torah but did not do so full time does not tell us how common this was.
Jul
3
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
A rabbi whom you interpret to claim that all Jewish males must study the Torah full time is not an reliable source on how widespread literacy was at that time.
Jul
3
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
@BruceJames The claim that my answer is unsupported by any sources is patently absurd. I link to well-sourced Wikipedia articles that support my statements, except #4, where I explicitly note that I don't have a source. You downvote because you don't like scholarly facts for religious reasons. In the future, please support your statements with reliable independent sources.
Jul
3
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
@BruceJames There is a difference between having one quote recommending you to study the torah, and having a widespread tradition of all males studying the Torah. If you can find a reliable source that there was a tradition or it was required of all males in 200BC to study the Torah, then I will update the answer.
Jul
3
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
@BruceJames I think you have completely misunderstood what #4 is about. It is not about scholars studying the Torah mentioned in Mishna and Gemara at all. It is about (and I quote myself) "the tradition that male Jews should study the Torah".
Jul
3
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
@BruceJames: I quote: "There is no scholarly consensus as to when the Hebrew Bible canon was fixed: some scholars argue that it was fixed by the Hasmonean dynasty, while others argue it was not fixed until the second century CE or even later." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_of_the_Hebrew_Bible_canon Hence the dates 200BC to 200AD.
Jun
9
comment What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?
@EvilWashingMachine "Once the machinery was in motion however, the Roman infantry typically was deployed, as the main body, facing the enemy. During deployment in the Republican era, the maniples were commonly arranged in triplex acies (triple battle order): that is, in three ranks, with the hastati in the first rank (that nearest the enemy), the principes in the second rank, and the veteran triarii in the third and final rank as barrier troops". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_infantry_tactics So yes, it refers to ranks.
Jun
2
comment What is the 'rank switching' done by Roman Legionnaires in HBO's 'Rome' called, and did it actually happen?
I did watch the video, and answered your question. Instead of being confrontative, perhaps you could explain what is unclear?