I appreciate that. I admired that even. 

'Understanding expressions such as 5000 as such symbolic expressions and not ridiculing the user of such expressions for historical inaccuracy, more, not attributing motives to such usages, is a healthy tendency' is what I said. 

On Sep 23, 2017 8:04 AM, "Dominik Wujastyk" <wujastyk@gmail.com> wrote:
when I said "symbolic" I didn't mean that "5000" is a necessarily a claim for great antiquity.  Often it is, but sometimes things are older than "5000".   I mean that "5000" is - strictly - not a number, but a feeling.