[b-hebrew] mishnaic Hebrew + Deborah

James Spinti jspinti at eisenbrauns.com
Mon Nov 28 13:15:16 EST 2011


David Rohl is shunned because he is so clearly wrong. Serious scholarship will admit to that. Take a look at Assyrian Limmu lists and explain to me how you can compress 1000 years out of it…it can't be done. The current understanding of ancient chronology is tied to multiple strands--limmu lists, king lists, archaeological ties between sites, tablets in cuneiform from diverse locations, etc. You can't put Ugarit in the 1st millennium; it won't work. You can't put the Hittite empire there, either, to say nothing of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece. And without them in the first millennium, you can't have Amarna there, either. 

Kitchen may be off here and there, but he is way closer to correct than any chronology that would have us believing that 1000 years can just up and decide to become 100 years…but we've been over this before in previous posts in previous years. Maybe some future archaeologist will see the redundant posts on B-Hebrew as evidence that the last 8 years are really just one year. Wouldn't that be interesting from a chronological point of view? :)

James
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On Nov 28, 2011, at 12:09 PM, K Randolph wrote:

> George:
> 
> Is David Rohl shunned by the academic community because he is wrong, or
> because he shook up the academic orthodoxy which is also clearly wrong?
> 
> I pointed to him not as an example of what is right, but as an example of
> what happens to people who do not toe the line of academic orthodoxy. His
> is not the only example, there are others in other fields, but fits this
> context as he is a trained Egyptologist.
> 
> There should be no serious opposition to the statement that the dates as
> proposed by Kitchen and his followers are clearly wrong, off by centuries.
> Serious scholarship will admit to that. Archeology points out that they are
> faulty. But will the herd mentality mentioned by Dr. Thomas Gold allow
> researchers the freedom to find out the truth? Your answer seems to say
> “No!”
> 
> Karl W. Randolph.
> 
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 1:05 AM, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>wrote:
> 
>> Karl, you don't seem to have digested Yigal's earlier post. Appealing to
>> David Rohl is not going to go anywhere in serious scholarship. It's time to
>> join the actual league of critical scholarship, mate.
>> 
>> 
>> GEORGE ATHAS
>> Director of Postgraduate Studies,
>> Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
>> Sydney, Australia
>> 
>> 
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