Re: [ANE-2] Exile and return -- was the First Historians
- Sorry to weigh into this at such a late point, but I've been travelling.
Diana Edelman's reconstruction of chronology isn't convincing. There are a number of seemingly random assignments of people to particular periods which she does not justify. That is, there are some figures who could just as easily be placed in the previous or subsequent generation. From the investigations I've conducting into the chronology, the only thing unusual in the biblical chronology is that one man, Meshullam (brother of Zechariah) had to live for a very long time, almost 100 years. If that is possible, and I don't really think it's all that unusual, then the chronology as presented in the biblical accounts works.
Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 04:29:08 +1000
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Subject: RE: [ANE-2] Exile and return -- was the First Historians
Diana's redating has been thoroughly investigated in numerous reviews (cf
Klein in JBL) and not found convincing. I also don't find her arguments
convincing at all. Certainly the archaeology doesn't find a massive return
in at the end of the 6th century, but rather a long slow migration. Judah
didn't reach its pre-destruction population levels until the Hellenistic
period. That said, Lipschits finds archaeological evidence that Jerusalem
began to be rebuilt at the end of the 6th century, and consisted at that
time of a rebuilt temple and a small population of temple servants.
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- A case of Heineken - who cares? But a case of Guiness and I would purchase a new spade!! Gad!! Frank Clancy
--- In ANEemail@example.com, George F Somsel <gfsomsel@...> wrote:
> In some cases that is indeed unfalsifiable; but, if you are digging where a case of Heineken ought to be according to the text, and you don't find the case of Heineken anywhere close, I suppose that's falsification (or you assume someone got thirsty).