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“It turns out that Israeli society is ready in part to acknowledge the injustice that has been done to the Arab inhabitants of the land, and is prepared to accept equal rights for women, but it is not strong enough to embrace the archaeological facts that challenge the scriptural myth.” Yet perhaps Herzog’s article, like the Bible itself, should be read in light of the period when it was written, a few months after Ehud Barak defeated Benjamin Netanyahu in a national election and, briefly, became prime minister. At an event marking 50 years of settlement a few weeks ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not dwell on the nuances of the archaeological debate.
Israel embarked on peace talks with the Palestinians and withdrew from the security zone in Lebanon. But 11 months after the article ran, the Barak government’s major move failed and the second intifada broke out. “What has enchanted me more than anything was the simple, clear and distinct fact that we are walking in the paths of the Bible,” Netanyahu stated.
Discoveries since then have lent a little more credence to the biblical tales.
Answers that once seemed clear have become more nuanced.
No city walls have been found at Jericho, from the appropriate era, that could have been toppled by Joshua or otherwise.
The stone palace uncovered at the foot of Temple Mount in Jerusalem could attest that King David had been there; or it might belong to another era entirely, depending who you ask.
Thus, he cautiously postulates, the solution to certain anomalies between Scripture and science could be the archaeological invisibility of nomads.
In this section, we will take a brief look at the literary forms found in the pages of Scripture, including figurative language, narrative history, poetry, wisdom literature, prophetic literature, gospel, oratory, and epistle.Figurative Language The Bible abounds in figurative expressions.The wonderful imagery of Scripture is derived from a wealth of human experience, the manners and customs of the ancient Near East, family and business life, and the whole sphere of nature.“Here, right here, the fathers of our nation trod the paths from Hebron to Jerusalem. There he was anointed king, and not far from here David fought Goliath, the Hasmoneans fought the Greeks and Bar Kochba – the Romans." Maybe he did. Your comment was successfully submitted and will be published in accordance with site policy.If you would like to be notified when your comment is published, please fill in your email address in the form below.