Category Archives: History of Ancient Israel

Mazar’s City of David Discovery and “Biblical” Archaeology

As has been noted by a few blogs already, Eliat Mazar has published a short article on her city of David excavations — provocatively entitled “Did I Find King David’s Palace?” — in the most recent volume of Biblical Archaeology … Continue reading

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Jim West on P. R. Davies on the Origins of “Biblical” Israel: Parts 2 & 3

Jim West has taken up the mantel from Christopher Heard and blogged on the second and third part of Philip R. Davies’s recent article “The Origin of Biblical Israel” in the in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures vol. 5, article … Continue reading

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Christopher Heard on P. R. Davies on the Origins of “Biblical” Israel: Part I, Post 1

Christopher Heard over at Higgaion had the good — nay, excellent idea of initiating a “roundblog” discussion of P. R. Davies, “The Origin of Biblical Israel,” in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, vol. 5, article 17 (2005). I have read … Continue reading

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Resources for the Study of Histor(iograph)y and the Hebrew Bible, No. 1

This post is the first of an on-going series of posts on resources for the study of ancient histor(iograph)y. Some of the posts will focus on one particular book, while others will survey a general topic relating to the study … Continue reading

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Histor(iograph)y and the Hebrew Bible – The Nature and Function of Histor(iograph)y

This is the second in a series on “Histor(iograph)y and the Hebrew Bible” that I will be doing (at least until I get distracted by a shiny object). My first post, in which I traced some developments in the theoretical … Continue reading

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“History,” “Historiography,” and “Historical” – Some Parameters to the Debate

I’ve been wanting to weigh-in with some of my own thoughts in the debate on historiography and historical method that Joe Cathay, Jim West, Ken Ristau, and Christopher Heard have been having of late, but haven’t had the time. Now … Continue reading

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