[b-hebrew] Wellhausen

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 29 23:42:04 EST 2007


 
  Karl,
   
  As the work of Finkelstein and Silberman is mentioned 
  in this list, you may be interested in  a highly critical review
  of one of their books in the Israeli magazine Azure.
  The review  also discusses their former volume.
   
  http://www.azure.org.il/magazine/magazine.asp?id=352
   
       This reviewer has  has good  arguments. The only weak point in
   the article is the anaglogy, brief as it  is, to current events.

      Also, although he discusses the important issue of
dating wide- spread literacy, he forgot to mention the
  important finds of the bullae- hoard by Reich and Shukron. 
  According to one of the excavators, this predates Hezekiah
  by at least a century.
   
       Another aspect to consider in the work of the authors:
   how many of their conclusions are strictly speculative.
  
     Happy New Year,
   
       Uri Hurwitz


       
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