Re: [ANE-2] Archaeological Databases and such
- Lukasz Niesiolowski-Spano is presently working on a book on precisely
that issue. It's quite brilliant. You may wish to consult him.
> Dear listmembers,--
> I am trying to get a systematic handle on correlations between
> archaeological discoveries and toponyms (placenames) mentioned in biblical
> historiographical texts. My plan is to construct a table with toponyms, proposed site
> identifications, textual references, secondary archaeological literature, and
> periods in which archaeological strata have been discovered (including the
> Babylonian, Persian and Hellenistic periods). My hope is that some patterns may
> emerge suggestive of the period in which the logoi (to use Van Seters' term)
> behind these texts originated. My intuition is that many of logoi were
> grounded in the late Iron II period, which would be an interesting result if
> validated by the data.
> It would be fantastic if some such survey already existed in print. Short
> of that, can anyone recommend any internet or printed resources that could
> assist me in this project? I am particularly dreading hand-typing all the
> toponyms and references.
Jim West, ThD
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