Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

Questions on Writing

I came across two items on writing and the Hebrew Bible. On pages 361-362 of Early Israel, Niels Peter Lemche refers to A. Soggins’ view that “it was most likely in periods of crisis in which scribes attempted to preserve … Continue reading

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Beginning Lemche’s Ancient Israel

I started Niels Peter Lemche’s Ancient Israel.  In this post, I will talk about Lemche’s view on the origin of ancient Israel—at least in this book, where he does not appear to be as minimalist as he does in other … Continue reading

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