Pinnacle Sociology & Anthropology

December 2014, Vol.1 (4).

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Research Article


Reinterpretation And The Historical Horizons

Pedro Geiger

Accepted 19 December 2014; Available Online 21 December, 2014.


The language and the vocabularies did change in their concepts and structure along history, following the changes of the modes of production. The reinterpretation of the past use of words, compared to archeological findings follows the idea that it is the present that explains the past. This study deals with one "great narrative", the Book of Genesis., considered as a written collection of oral memories originated from very deep times.
In its beginning the Book of Genesis presents strange and mysterious expressions, as about two different God names, one in a singular form, another in plural; or about Chanoch who went to walk with God and disappeared; or about times when God is evoked: about giants on the Earth surface, or about the sons of God having intercourse with the men daughters. One compares these statements to the archeological proofs of coexistence of the Homo sapiens with the homo of Neanderthal, for at least 10,000 years, during almost past 35,000 and 25,000 years. And one concludes that, for long, the Old Testament was telling us things we did not perceive, the sapiens/Neanderthal encounter. If in many times, it seems, that "the Bible did not have reason", it happens that it also may "have reasons we did not perceive yet".

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