Daily Archives: May 3, 2011

Still on Writing

One topic that I have raised on this blog more than once is writing and the Hebrew Bible.  Why was the Hebrew Bible written down, when the Israelites could have passed along its contents by word of mouth?  I think … Continue reading

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Concluding Lemche’s Prelude to Israel’s Past

I finished Niels Peter Lemche’s Prelude to Israel’s Past.  I have two items: Ugaritic religion, and the date of the Pentateuch. Much to my surprise, this particular book by Lemche did not talk much about the history of ancient Israel—and … Continue reading

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