historiography (Jonathan)

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.beitberl.ac.il
Sun Jan 2 02:32:11 EST 2000

Ian Hutchesson wrote:

> Jonathan D. Safren, responding to James West wrote:
> >Notice I wasn't talking about the United Monarchy (David and
> >Solomon), for which we have no external documentation, but about the
> externally
> >documented Kingdoms of Israel and Judah from the 9th century on.
> Dear Jonathan,
> Isn't this painting the situation in hues that are not appropriate? We have
> documentation of the Kingdom of Israel for a stretch in the ninth century
> and we have documentation of the Kingdom of Judah from the end of the eigth
> century on. This is of course consistent with a possible rise of a state
> Judah on the demise of Israel at the hands of the Assyrians.
> Cheers,

Doesn't change the picture, Ian. Where are the royal inscriptions from whatever

Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
Beit Berl Post Office 44905

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