Daily Archives: April 11, 2011

Van Seters on “Unto This Day”

The Hebrew Bible frequently uses an “unto this day” formula, which biblical scholars have used to date biblical texts.  See here and here for background on this issue. On page 50 of In Search of History, Van Seters talks about … Continue reading

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Completing Garbini’s History and Ideology in Ancient Israel

I finished Giovanni Garbini’s History and Ideology in Ancient Israel.  In this post, I will comment on aspects of chapters 11-13. In Chapter 11, “Joshua’s Exploits”, Garbini dates the Book of Joshua to the third century B.C.E., a time when … Continue reading

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