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The rise of Israel-concluding panel

Hershel Shanks instigates a panel discussion at the end of The Rise of Ancient Israel. I was amused that Shanks noticed disagreements among the Dever, Halpern and McCarter, but they all downplayed the disagreements and claimed that they mostly agreed. … Continue reading

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The Rise of Israel

Today I begin a short series on The Rise of Ancient Israel, which includes transcripts of lectures from an early ‘90s symposium. The lectures are by William Dever, Baruch Halpern, and Kyle McCarter. The book includes later written responses from … Continue reading

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An Archaeological Mystery

I have been on the road.  Blogging while traveling is something I haven’t figured out yet.  Since I am retired and one of the benefits of that includes more freedom to just pack up and go, blogging  will get sparse occasionally. … Continue reading

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