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The governor’s residence from 10th century Eglon?

Tel Eton may be the site of biblical Eglon.  Avraham Faust, an Israeli archeologist that I have studied and written about, has excavated there a complete house from the 10th century–at  some radio-carbon tests put organic material found there that … Continue reading

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God in the east

Avraham Faust has a short article in the current (November/December 2017) issue of Biblical Archaeology Review entitled “Archaeology, Israelite Cosmology and the Bible”. We have found that homes, buildings, and city gates in ancient Israel had an eastern orientation, if … Continue reading

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Where are the temples and shrines?

Avraham Faust has a study “The Archaeology of the Israelite Cult: Questioning the Consensus (hat tip to James Pate of James’ Ramblings for calling my attention to this article). The consensus Faust is questioning is for the widespread distribution of … Continue reading

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Khirbet ed-Dawwara–Israelite, Philistine or Judean?

The theory of Yosef Garfinkel that his excavation at Khirbet Qeiyafa (KQ) points to state formation in Judah under David may also revise other theories about state formation in early Israel. Previously the site called Khirbet ed-Dawwara (KD) played an … Continue reading

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Faust on Farms in Ancient Israel

I have been reading a paper by Israeli archeologist, Avraham Faust: The Farmstead in the Highlands of Iron Age II Israel.   Iron Age II would include the late preexilic period in  Samaria and Judah. He has suggestions that illuminate two verses. First, … Continue reading

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Faust-appreciation and hesitation

Today I am finishing up Avraham Faust’s Israel’s Ethnogenesis. Faust is important because he cuts through a lot of assumptions to look at and interpret certain essential facts. Here is a list of some of those facts: 1. Beginning in … Continue reading

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Faust-oscillating settlement

I continue to read and blog about Avraham Faust’s book, Israel’s Ethnogenesis. In my last post. I asked why Faust thinks the Israelites became an ethnic group when they encountered the Philistines, but not earlier when they seem to have run … Continue reading

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