[b-hebrew] OT- perspective (was Josiah's book of the Law)

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Thu Aug 4 15:50:41 EDT 2005

The DtrH does not find its genesis (thats a funny yet ironic phrase) in 
the period of Josiah.  It was written after the exile.  And probably 
during the Hasmonean period.  But you are right- there is scant 
archaeological evidence for anything in the Hebrew Bible.

Brian Roberts wrote:

>I realize it's an off-topic aside, but isn't interesting, to say the 
>least, that the predominant model for biblical criticism (DH) finds its 
>genesis in the period of Josiah, a period for which there is no more 
>archaeological evidence for a temple than there is in the period of 
>Solomon. And yet, so much rests on it, as if it were a strong foundation.
>Best Salaams,
>R. Brian Roberts
>Amateur Researcher in Biblical Archaeology
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>b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org

D. Jim West

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