Archaeology as a High Court in Ancient Israelite History: A Reply to Nadav Na’aman

  • Israel Finkelstein

Abstract

This is a rejoinder to N. Na'aman, "Does Archaeology Really Deserve the Status of A ‘High Court’ in Biblical and Historical Research?," B. Becking and L.L. Grabbe (eds.) Between Evidence and Ideology (OtSt, 59; Leiden: Brill, 165–183) that claims that although archaeological evidence can be fragmentary and may be misinterpreted, when solid data from well-excavated sites is compared to assumptions regarding the nature of biblical texts and their date of compilation, the former should prevail, at least until tested by new archaeological evidence or extra-biblical texts.
Published
2011-08-22
How to Cite
Finkelstein, I. (2011). Archaeology as a High Court in Ancient Israelite History: A Reply to Nadav Na’aman. The Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 10. Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jhs/index.php/jhs/article/view/11286
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