Stephen Made Me Chuckle…

When he called Israel Finkelstein a minimalist! HA! Either Stephen isn’t familiar with minimalists or he hasn’t read much of Finkelstein!!! Finkelstein can HARDLY be called a minimalist. Rather than reading Bolen’s take on Finkelstein’s essay Stephen would be better served to read Finkelstein’s work for himself. And a lot of it.

[NB- I like Stephen. He’s just wrong with his label of I.F.]

The Minimalists, doing their damndest, again… In a new article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (11/12), Israel Finkelstein, Ido Koch, and Oded Lipschits propose that the city of Jerusalem only rarely included the “City of David” ridge south of the Temple Mount. The article, available in pdf format, begins with these paragraphs: The conventional wisdom regards the City of David ridge as the original mound of Jerusalem. Yet, intensive archaeo … Read More

via Fr Stephen’s Blog

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5 thoughts on “Stephen Made Me Chuckle…

  1. Fr Stephen Smuts 11 Jul 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Okay, so perhaps he’s not a radical-minimalist… But he certainly follows the agenda.


    • Jim 11 Jul 2011 at 3:10 pm

      no, no he doesn’t. just because someone questions chronology and has issues with claims made by other , more conservative, archaeologists doesn’t mean their a minimalist.


  2. Emerson Fast 11 Jul 2011 at 3:15 pm

    like people calling barth neo-orthodox, or jim west safe around kittens.


    • Jim 11 Jul 2011 at 3:16 pm

      i am allergic…


  3. Steve Caruso 11 Jul 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Hence the danger. 🙂



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