The Rise and Fall of Archaeology in the Service of Ideology in Israel
It’s a new essay in Bible and Interpretation worth reading by Rami Arav. He concludes with this amazing claim-
A prominent Tel Aviv University archaeologist, Z. Herzog, complained a few years ago in an article in the prestigious Israeli paper Haaretz that despite the fact that archaeology has totally changed our current understanding of the Bible, nobody pays attention. The public is apathetic and indifferent. The glorious heyday of iconic archaeology has gone forever.
The situation in America is totally different. Archaeology- especially of Israel- is the golden child and looks like it will continue to be that for the foreseeable future.
- What is Archaeology? Trends and Currents in Contemporary Archaeological Discourse in Israel (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Eisenbrauns ‘Deal of the Weekend’ (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Evidence of the Destruction of Shiloh? (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)