Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

Lemche and Mayes on the Amphictyony

In this post, I will talk about Niels Peter Lemche’s discussion about the amphictyony idea on pages 104-109 of Ancient Israel. Martin Noth believed that pre-monarchic Israel—the Israel of the time of the Judges, between 1200-1000 B.C.E.—was an amphictyony of … Continue reading

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Concluding Van Seters’ Prologue to History

I finished John Van Seters’ Prologue to History.  I have two items: 1.  Throughout this book, Van Seters has compared the Yahwist to Greek historiographers, who included genealogies in their histories.  But many advocates of the Documentary Hypothesis attribute genealogies … Continue reading

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