Matters of Fact: "Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From?" by William G. Dever and "On the Reliability of the Old Testament" by K.A. Kenneth Kitchen

Thursday, 03 May 2007

Theory will always color the outcome of the analysis of texts, including the Old Testament. This is evident in two new important books by Kenneth Kitchen and William Dever addressing the historical reliability of the Old Testament. Dever, a well-respected archeologist, was inspired to write this book by the flurry of media attention accompanying his first book, What Did the Biblical Writers Know, and When Did They Know It? (2002). Much of the new book continues where the last one left off, and is written primarily with a popular audience in mind. It is helpful insofar ...

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