What? Why do they do that? Yet they do.
The Jerusalem Post uses that line as their headline for a story that reports the supposed discovery of a chariot linchpin proving the story of Sisera. How they link Sisera to it is beyond belief. But note the URL of the piece-
‘Christian in Israel’? Is the entire section intended to draw at best very tenuous connections to some purported past events for modern Christians? That’s not journalism, that’s tourism.
Someone tell me how that proves where Sisera’s base camp was or anything else related by the biblical story.
The riddle of the identity of a 3,200-year-old round bronze tablet with a carved face of a woman has apparently been solved, 13 years after it was discovered at the El-ahwat excavation site between Katzir-Harish and Nahal Iron (Wadi Ara) by scientist Oren Cohen of the University of Haifa. The small, broken-off piece of metal is probably part of a linchpin that held the wheel to a war chariot sent to battle by the Canaanite general Sisera against the Israelites, says Prof. Adam Zertal, who for 33 years has led weekly walks with university colleagues and volunteers over “every square meter” of Samaria and the Jordan Rift to search for archeological evidence from biblical times.
Oh come on. Come on. Be serious. The whole line of reasoning which the report relates is absurd. The Egyptians had similarly designed pins and so it must be one from one of Sisera’s chariots? Why couldn’t it just be a linchpin from an Egyptian chariot stationed in the area when Egypt controlled the territory?
It’s dreadful that archaeology and little artifacts are constantly twisted to fit preconceptions rather than being allowed to speak for themselves. Terrible.