"admittedly syncretistic Kuntillet Ajrud fragments"

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Thu Jan 24 11:09:33 EST 2002

>I got the Baal/El fragment from the Anchor Bible Dictionary article on
>Kuntillet Ajrud.  The entire quotation that it reproduces is:

Thanks for that.

>As for the dating of the Biblical materials, all I can say is that it
>would take much more than an argument from manuscript silence to
>convince me of a Second Temple setting for Hosea, Joel, Amos et al.

When would you date a copy of Graves's "I Claudius" if the text lacked its 
title page? Solely internal evidence is basically no evidence.


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