[b-hebrew] Wellhausen -Edom

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 21:37:05 EST 2007


On Dec 31, 2007 11:00 PM, Uri Hurwitz wrote:
>   Karl,
>
>     You wrote, in part:
>
>   " As for your claim that Edom was not a political entity, all you have is a
> lack of evidence, which many people, including Uri, claim is not necessarily
> evidence of lack."
>
>     Anybody who makes the claim about Edom mentioned in your quote is
>   simply ignorant of the work that goes on there in recent years, especially
>   in Khirbet en-Nahas, but not only there, and its possible ramifications for
>   the dating of centralized authority in that region -- considerably earlier
>    than previously assumed.  See, for instance the  following:
>
>
>                Publications
>
>             Reassessing the Chronology of Biblical Edom: New Excavations and 14C
>    Dates from Khirbat en Nahas (Jordan). Antiquity 78: 863-876. ..
>
>      Since then other work  has been going on in the region.

Hello, Uri.

Karl's original statement was: "Edom was set up as a political entity
hundreds of years before Moses."

I told Karl it was not set up as a political entity hundreds of years before
Moses.

Now you say that there is archaeological evidence to the contrary, and
anyone who says otherwise is ignorant of current research.  Do you
stand by your statements that the above articles show that Edom was set
up as a political entity hundreds of years before Moses? (For the benefit of
the list, and list-members like Karl who cannot access scholarly publications
easily, perhaps it would be best to give a summary and the current date at
which time Edom was set up as a political entity, according to the above
studies).

Yitzhak Sapir



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