[b-hebrew] Josiah's book of the Law
dwashbur at nyx.net
Mon Aug 8 10:22:14 EDT 2005
On Monday 08 August 2005 05:17, 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
Purely a matter of opinion and interpretation. We know from the Bible itself
that kings and other people weren't always faithful to YHWH, that's one of
the main topics of Kings.
> For instance, there was a sacred pole or tree (which is known, I just don't
> remember which) in the Temple.
Kings tells us this, but AFAIK, archaeologists haven't found it yet (probably
because Josiah burned it).
> And graffitti scrawled everywhere - in and out of Jerusalem - blessing
> Yahweh and Ba'al and their jointly held wife, Asherah.
Um, no. There's one inscription, rather vague, and it was definitely not in
"Well, if I'd wanted a safe life, I guess I wouldn't have
married a man who studies rocks." - Betty Armstrong (Fay Masterson)
More information about the b-hebrew