Tag Archives: William G. Dever

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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I stick my neck out with a theory about Hazor

The point I want to make here is that even some very good scholars have assumptions about the dates of events that do not seem to me to make sense.  The recent issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (March/April 2017) has … Continue reading

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Cline-general systems collapse then and now

Today I am wrapping up my series of posts on Eric H. Cline’s book, 1177 B.C., the Year Civilization Collapsed. A major reason to take interest in the collapse of the world order in the late Bronze Age is that … Continue reading

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Confused about Hormah

Today I express my confusion about Hormah as a place. There are several passages that mention it. First, in Numbers 21:3 it is a place that the Israelites attacked from their base in Kadesh and conquered. “The Lord listened to … Continue reading

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