[b-hebrew] 1 Kings 20:14 Who are the young men, princes of the districts?

James Christian jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 28 17:55:03 EDT 2010


I never thought I'd say this Karl but I think I'm going to have to agree
with Jim here. The Amarna letters look pretty older to me than what you are
suggesting. They are clearly in a time period before a complete conquest of
Canaan or a firmly established Israelite Kingdom.

James Christian

On 29 April 2010 00:14, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au> wrote:

> Well, we definitely will not agree on this one, Karl. Akhenaton was
> definitely 14th century BC, and Amarna belongs squarely in his reign.
> Settlement in Palestine might have been thin at this time, but there were
> still political entities there. This is even why it is probable that there
> were Israelite and Judean polities in the sparsely urbanised Iron I period.
>
> I know you always scorn scholarly consensus, but you've really gone out on
> a limb with this one. I'm afraid I can't join you there this time, my
> friend.
>
> Regards,
>
> GEORGE ATHAS
> Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
> www.moore.edu.au
>
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