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Bibil Identifier bibil:204095
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Growth and Development of Judah and Jerusalem in thee Eighth Century BCE
Title (English, ) A Rejoinder
Author Naʾaman, Nadav
Journal Revue Biblique (Volume: 116, Issue: 3)
Undefined link The Settlement History of Jerusalem in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries BC
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 321-335 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this rejoinder to a recent article by Israel Finkelstein, I suggest that: A. — The kingdom of Judah experienced a steady growth in urbanization, population and economy during the 9th-8th centuries BCE, and there is no need to contrive an external factor in order to explain the picture discovered in the excavations and surveys of the end of the 8th century. B. — All speculation about a mass migration of tens of thousands of inhabitants from Israel to Judah following the Assyrian conquest in 720, and their speedy settlement all over the kingdom, has no textual or archaeological evidence to support it. In explaining the discovered realities scholars must content themselves with such knowledge as we have; even if the explanations they offer are less captivating, they may do more to illuminate the ancient reality.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Divided Monarchy (933-587) : From the Separation to about the 8th cent. : Judah (from the schism to Amaziah 782)
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