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By Reinhard G. Kratz

Contemporary archaeological and biblical learn demanding situations the normal view of the background of historic Israel. This e-book provides the newest findings of either educational disciplines in regards to the United Monarchy of David and Solomon ( One Nation´) and the cult reform less than Josiah ( One Cult´), elevating the problem of truth as opposed to fiction. The political and cultural interrelations within the close to East are illustrated at the instance of the traditional urban of Beth She'an/Scythopolis and are mentioned as to their importance for the transformation within the belief of God ( One God´). the quantity includes 17 contributions by way of the world over eminent students from Israel, Finland and Germany.

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1970), Megiddo of the Kings of Israel, BA 33/3, 66-96. Zimhoni, O. (1997), Studies in the Iron Age Pottery of Israel: Typologi­ cal, Archaeological and Chronological Aspects, Tel Aviv. Archaeology and the Biblical Narrative: The Case of the United Monarchy AMIHAI MAZAR Of the various approaches to the historicity of the biblical narratives, the most justified one is in my view the claim that the so-called ‘Deuteronomistic History’ preserved kernels of ancient texts and realities. This core included components of geo-political and socio-economic realia, as well as certain information on historical figures and events, although distorted and laden with later anachronisms, legends and literary forms added during the time of transmission, writing and editing of the texts and inspired by the authors’ theological and ideological viewpoint.

49 The truth is, I am far from being troubled by the idea of being part of a m inority that defends a case which, so I believe, is supported by the evidence. 50 Looking at the Dream Team on m y side I can only hope to always be able to stand with a similar minority. Incidentally, all defections are from the tradi­ tional 'm ajority' to the Low Chronology 'm inority'. "51 Excursus II: Traditional Biblical Archaeology Strikes Back Several scholars have recently come forward with new revelations, which ostensibly support the traditional interpretation of the biblical material on the time of David and Solomon.

Since the Jezreel com­ pound is architectonically identical to that of Samaria, it must date to the 9th century BCE. In this case, too, only one option remains: downdating the Megiddo palaces to the 9th century BCE. Another clue m ay come from Egypt. 28 They seem to have been m ass-produced in the Delta in the time of Pharaohs Siamun and Sheshonq I. Yet, in Israel these amulets appear for the first time in late-iron I layers, which were previously dated to the 11th century BCE. 29 Some objections to this idea m ay be sound,30 but M ünger's theory remains a valid (if not the preferable) possibility for dating these amulets.

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