Tag Archives: Norman Gottwald

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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Violence that happened and didn’t in the Bible

I am still thinking a little about the book I just read by Kenton Sparks. He presented a more positive view of using allegory as a way to interpret Scripture. This generally does not appeal to me. But the book … 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-Israel as the wild frontier

I am blogging through Avraham Faust’s Israel’s Ethnogenesis. In a footnote, Faust says that Norman Gottwald may have done the idea that earliest Israel had an egalitarian ethos a disservice by associating that idea with his larger theory. His theory … Continue reading

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