Book of Kings and history

peter_kirk at peter_kirk at
Wed Jan 5 17:18:52 EST 2000

Dear Prof. Thompson,

I wonder if you could explain what you mean by this phrase? For I find 
one of the major difficulties I have with views such as yours and 
Prof. Lemche's is that of explaining how the books of Kings come to 
include a significant amount of data which is confirmed in various 
quite different sources, mainly Assyrian and Babylonian.

Peter Kirk

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Author:  <tlt at> at Internet
Date:    05/01/2000 11:56


          But II Kings here is drawing on a literary trope, and must be so
understood, before we can talk about its historical uses.


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