Over the last few days I have redone my desktop setup. I replaced my huge, noisy old tower with a four-inch by four-inch box. It is totally silent. What a difference a few years makes in technology!
Now that I’m back online, I want to backtrack a little before I finish up with Mark Leuchter’s The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity.
I read and reacted to Brian Peterson’s The Authors of the Deuteronomistic History about the Anathoth scribal tradition here , for instance. The author saw my posts and has recently commented on some of them. He was very nice. He and I disagree about the dates for the conquest and the era of the Judges. But I did find much valuable insight in his book.
My view of the history of the Levant in the late Bronze Age considers what was possible given Egyptian hegemony. Egypt cared…
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