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

Noam Eitan neitian at nyc.rr.com
Thu Jul 8 12:46:15 EDT 2004

> 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.

William Dever makes a similar claim in his "What ...& When...". There are
pre-exilic graffiti from the boondocks of the region. - Noam

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