Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Identity: beyond naming

I wrote this Sept. 20:
People in the Bible are often identified not just by their name, but by their familial and geographical origin: "X, son of Y, from the land of Z." I was just reminded yesterday that I don't know a person until I know something about their parents, and about where they're from.    
I don't remember what provoked that, but there it is.
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