Tag Archives: P. Kyle McCarter

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-McCarter

As to the central question behind The Rise of Ancient Israel, the lecturers give different answers.  William Dever finds no distinction between the early Iron Age Israelites and the Canaanites in terms of things like pottery and house building.  So … Continue reading

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Baden-reconstructing David’s setting

I am reading Joel Baden’s The Historical David. This is one of several attempts to reconstruct the actual events that happened about a thousand years before the Christian era and gave rise to the dynasty that ruled Judah for a … Continue reading

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