Daily Archives: April 21, 2011

More on Writing

I came across a couple more items on writing: 1.  On page 67 of Prelude to Israel’s Past, Niels Peter Lemche states that “only a few inscriptions that date between 2300 and 1200 B.C.E. have survived from Palestine”, in contrast … Continue reading

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Five Items from Lemche’s Ancient Israel

I’m continuing my way through Niels Peter Lemche’s Ancient Israel. In today’s post, I have five items. 1.  Lemche presents arguments against the historicity of the biblical Conquest narrative: that Jericho was destroyed in the sixteenth century B.C.E., not in … Continue reading

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