Tag Archives: Israel Finkelstein

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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The Rise of Israel-Dever

In reading William Dever’s lecture in The Rise of Ancient Israel  about how you can’t tell the difference between Caananites and Israelites, I realized that much of his theory has to do with his excavations at Gezer.  He excavated that important site … Continue reading

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More on David

I wrapped up my consideration of Joel Baden’s The Historical David.  But I am still thinking about David’s career.  One way of thinking about David is that the Bible uses him as a bad example and as part of the … Continue reading

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Mazar-the reality of the united monarchy

Sometimes I find good scholarly resources just sitting around on the internet. My most recent such discovery is a copy of Amihai Mazar’s Archaeology and the Biblical Narrative: The Case of the United Monarchy. You can find it here. The idea that … Continue reading

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Cline-some wrong or partial explanations

Eric H. Cline in 1177 B.C, the Year Civilization Collapsed examines the various possible explanations for the late Bronze Age collapse.  He looks at the environmental factors.  For instance, there definitely were earthquakes in the 13th century.  Some of these … Continue reading

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Thoughts about a future project

Well, it will be next week before I post again about the Samuel Adams book on N. T. Wright and Paul.  We have had an internet outage here.  So I am behind. But I have been thinking about a future … Continue reading

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The historical Jacob

I have been reading the article “Comments on the Historical Background of the Jacob Narrative in Genesis” by Israel Finkelstein and Thomas Romer. It is available in PDF format here. As mentioned when I wrote about Finkelstein’s The Forgotten Kingdom … Continue reading

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