Date of Moses, was: [b-hebrew] Re: PS /g/
peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Nov 18 14:15:54 EST 2004
On 18/11/2004 16:00, Uri Hurwitz wrote:
>gfsomsel at juno.com wrote:
>...It is a moot point if there even was an Exodus as depicted in the
>Pentateuch. The housing styles and the pottery reflect an unbroken
>sequence which would tend to indicate that there was no influx of a
>foreign element into the land. It would seem that Israel was an
>indigenous people of the country. ..."
> This point, the absence of new pottery assemblies in IA I has been mentioned often as proof of lack of outside newcomers in the highlands . However pottery resembling the one in the highlands of Cis-Jordan was also found in Moab.
But where did the IA I date come from? The dating for Moses which George
called "absurd" was ca. 1450-1400. No one would identify that date (or
the end of it, for the Conquest) with IA I. On the orthodox chronology
1400 would be somewhere in the LB, but other chronologies e.g. that of
John Bimson identify a Conquest at about this date with the widespread
destruction, including of Jericho, at the end of MB IIB.
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