Friday, January 08, 2010

The Bible As History

Every time the archaeologists and the Biblical Scholars tell us that the Bible can't be this or that, someone discovers firm evidence that it really was this or that. Sometimes, you need patience and faith. See Mishneh Torah, Hil. Meilah 8, 8.

Latest case in point, a tenth century inscription that shows Jews knew how to write and that there was an Israelite Kingdom at the time of King David.

1 comment:

S. Holtz said...

The text is fascinating, for all the reasons already mentioned. Note, however that there is still interesting debate (not discussed in the popular press) regarding how to read it; even the direction in which it is written is not entirely clear! Complete bibliography, as of now, is available at the inscription's website: