[b-hebrew] Literature and literacy contemporary to the Torah.

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Thu Jul 8 10:57:46 EDT 2004


Dear Peter,

Apologies. I meant "literacy" not "literary."

>HH: Since it is standard to hear, as Yigal said, that literary was 
>low in ancient times, Kenneth Kitchen surprised me, in his recent 
>book _On the Reliability of the Old Testament_, when he claimed that 
>archeological finds suggest that even in pre-exilic times there may 
>have been some functional literary widely spread through the 
>population.
>
>				Yours,
>				Harold Holmyard



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