Daily Archives: April 28, 2011

No Decalogue in J?

One of John Van Seters’ main arguments in Life of Moses is that J used Deuteronomy as a source, rather than vice versa.  Regarding J’s use of Deuteronomy 4-5 in Exodus 19-20, Van Seters argues that J rigidly follows the … Continue reading

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Continuing My Way Through Lemche’s Early Israel

For my write-up today of Niels Peter Lemche’s Early Israel, I have three items: 1.  Lemche talks at length about whether ancient Israel consisted primarily of nuclear families, or extended families.  On the basis of archaeology and the Hebrew Bible, … Continue reading

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