Tag Archives: Willian Dever

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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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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Lipovsky-evaluation

I have finished reading Igor Lipovsky’s Early Israelites: Two People, One History. One thing had been nagging at the back of my mind about Lipovsky’s notion that Moses sought permission from Pharaoh to make a pilgrimage to a Western Semite … Continue reading

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