Migration of Israelites into Judah after 720 BCE: An Answer and an Update

Israel Finkelstein’s latest essay, appearing in ZAW-

The theory of migration of Israelites into Judah after the fall of the Northern Kingdom in 720 BCE emerged from biblical scholarship in an attempt to explain the impact of Israelite ideas on pivotal theological stances in the Hebrew Bible. It was then supported by archaeological work, which indicates dramatic demographic growth in Jerusalem and the various regions of Judah in the later part of the 8th century BCE. In a recent article in the ZAW, Nadav Na’aman dismissed this reconstruction as invalid, based on a different interpretation of the archaeological data.

ZAW 2015; 127(2): 188–206.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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