Category Archives: Archaeology
Follow the dig this Summer.
During the 1990s and in the early 21st century, a new current in biblical archaeology became dominant. A new school from Tel Aviv University, led by Israel Finkelstein, Ze’ev Herzog and Nadav Na’aman, rejected the circular reasoning of traditional archaeology … Continue reading
The other day this essay was posted and since it (or rather, lots of speculation about it, since no one really seems to be reading it but rather only news reports ABOUT it… people do love their secondary sources don’t … Continue reading
Scholars debate whether the first major phase of compilation of biblical texts took place before or after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE. Proliferation of literacy is considered a precondition for the creation of such texts. Ancient inscriptions provide … Continue reading
An interview with Israel Finkelstein.