Finkelstein Replies to Na'aman

The Old World is a reference to those parts of Earth known to Europeans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus; it includes Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Finkelstein Replies to Na'aman

Post by Minimalist » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:18 am

http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/Article ... le_147.pdf
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As in every discipline, archaeological evidence can be fragmentary
and may be misinterpreted. Yet, when solid data from wellexcavated
sites is compared to assumptions regarding the nature of
biblical texts and their date of compilation, the former should prevail,
at least until tested by new archaeological evidence or extrabiblical
texts.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

-- George Carlin

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