Iron and Bronze.

Jack Kilmon jkilmon at
Wed Sep 4 09:35:24 EDT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Goldsmith" <iangoldsmith1969 at>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 5:34 AM
Subject: Iron and Bronze.

> If I were to write a story about my ancestors I
> wouldn't put in their hands items that didn't exist in
> their day, it'd be pointless. So why is Tubal-cain
> mentioned as the first iron worker?

Because these works were written in the Iron Age (8th-7th CE).  I don't
believe these writers knew the distinction between Bronze and Iron Ages.
These types of anachronisms are quite common, are they not?


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