December 23, 2016
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The Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah

Excerpt from The cult of Asherah in ancient Isreal and Judah By JUDITH M. HADLEY, Cambridge Universiry Press. In recent years archaeological discoveries have helped to shed some light on the goddess Asherah and her possible role in Israelite religion. … Continue reading

November 6, 2015
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The Quest for the Historical Israel

The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel Invited Lectures Delivered at the Sixth Biennial Colloquium of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, Detroit, October 2005 by Israel Finkelstein Amihay Mazar   Fehmida … Continue reading

November 5, 2015
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King David A Biography By STEVEN L. McKENZIE Oxford University Press

Was There a King David? Extrabiblical Sources “Do we, the late-born, really know anything at all about someone who lived in the past?” —Grete Weil, The Bride Price     The November 21, 1997, issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education … Continue reading

November 5, 2015
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Early Iron Age Judah In The Light OF Recent Discoveries At Khirbet Qeyiafa

Early Iron Age Judah In The Light OF Recent Discoveries At Khirbet Qeyiafa Read Here: IRON AGE JUDAH Palestine Exploration Quarterly, 142, 1 (2010), 1–2 By Jonathan N. Tubb, President, Palestine Exploration Fund Fehmida An amateur archaeology enthusiast

October 24, 2015
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The Origins of Israel in Canaan: An Examination of Recent Theories

Themelios 15.1 (October 1989): 4-15. [Reproduced by permission of the author] Dr Bimson teaches Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol. Introduction ‘There have been only two important views of the conquest of Palestine by ancient Israel’, wrote G. E. Mendenhall … Continue reading