Monthly Archives: February 2015

The four-room house in Ancient Israel

In a previous post I talked about the “pillared house” as a house-type that was characteristic of Ancient Israel. In his book The Archaeology of Israelite Society in Ancient Israel Avraham Faust stresses that it is not so much the … Continue reading

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A historic worldview

I have just been reading a book about the Oral Torah, the sacred books of Judaism. What struck me there is how the rabbis turned the historically focused books of the Bible into a-historic, ever-present accounts of reality. Let me … Continue reading

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