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by nili
Fri May 23, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology
Replies: 44
Views: 41338

Re: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology

Beit frequently meant "temple" in early literature. Bethaven meant "house of idols". Think of these place names with theophoric: Bethanat, Bethdagon, Bethel, Bethbaalpeor, Bethshemesh... "House of the Beloved" fits in well, given the "beloved" as a reference to a deity, just as "baal" is (meaning "...
by nili
Fri May 23, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology
Replies: 44
Views: 41338

Re: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology

Thompson is certainly worth consideration. He is, however, an entrenched minimalist who finds much to be 'questionable.' Would you say that his view on the matter is widely held? It is shared by Israel Finkelstein, for one. That surprises me. Can you offer a source? As for "probably indicates" or "...
by nili
Fri May 23, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology
Replies: 44
Views: 41338

Re: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology

semiopen wrote:I gave a link in the post above Diogenes to George Athas who is an expert on the subject and a non-minimalist.
I picked up his book when it first came out but haven't looked at it in years.
by nili
Fri May 23, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology
Replies: 44
Views: 41338

Re: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology

Nothing on that list is surprising or controversial except David, which is a little strained. I understand your comment regarding Solomon, but why do you consider the Tel Dan reference strained? It's a questionable identificaton . The way BYTDWD is written - as one word rather than two - probably i...
by nili
Fri May 23, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Whealey's "Josephus on Jesus"
Replies: 55
Views: 35873

Whealey's "Josephus on Jesus"

Is there a consensus here on Alice Whealey's Josephus on Jesus: The Testimonium Flavianum Controversy from Late Antiquity to Modern Times?
by nili
Fri May 23, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology
Replies: 44
Views: 41338

Re: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology

Diogenes the Cynic wrote:Nothing on that list is surprising or controversial except David, which is a little strained.
I understand your comment regarding Solomon, but why do you consider the Tel Dan reference strained?
by nili
Thu May 22, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver
Replies: 49
Views: 58654

Re: Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver

Here's a new book debunking the existence of Moses and the Exodus: ... My initial reaction was: "Why?" But tell me, precisely what is meant by debunking the Exodus? "...there is hardly a biblical scholar in the world actively working on the [authorship] problem who would claim that the Five Books o...
by nili
Thu May 22, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Can you confirm the Jewish view of our elevation in Eden?
Replies: 74
Views: 50743

Re: Can you confirm the Jewish view of our elevation in Eden

Gnostic Bishop wrote:Can you confirm the Jewish view of our elevation in Eden?
As others have no doubt noted, there is rarely 'a' Jewish view.
by nili
Thu May 22, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology
Replies: 44
Views: 41338

Re: 50 people in the Hebrew Bible also in archaeology

Please forgive what might be a naive question, but is the 'confirmation' seen as surprising or controversial?