Why do I bother? I know the other students are unlikely to ever LOOK at the responses I’ve posted to their posts in the class discussion board. I find myself constitutionally incapable of NOT refuting something like this: “The Egyptians didn’t influence Hebrews because Hebrews existed before Egyptians. Only Noah survived the flood and repopulated the world and he followed Yahweh so the Egyptians were later.”
The teacher certainly didn’t refute it, and she’s had more than enough time to do so. In an “ancient world literature” course, is it just too much to expect that people pay attention to things like timelines? I’d be even happier if this were a cross-disciplinary course that officially covered literature AND history. There’s no way to understand literature properly without getting a feel for its historical context!