[b-hebrew] Josiah's book of the Law

B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Mon Aug 8 07:49:22 EDT 2005


b-hebrew is a forum for discussing Biblical Hebrew, that is, the Hebrew 
of the Bible.  We are not here to discuss Biblical history or archeology 
  independently from Hebrew-related issues.  Jim West has informed us 
that ANE is up and running again.  That is a more appropriate forum for 
the post below.

Bryan Rocine
b-hebrew co-chair

Dora Smith wrote:
> Actually, archeological work proves that the religious faith of Israel at
> the time bore little resemblance to the Yahwism inflicted by Josiah's
> pogrom.
> For instance, there was a sacred pole or tree (which is known, I just don't
> remember which) in the Temple.
> And graffitti scrawled everywhere - in and out of Jerusalem - blessing
> Yahweh and Ba'al and their jointly held wife, Asherah.
> Yours,
> Dora Smith
> Austin, Texas

B. M. Rocine
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