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Jul 10, 2009 10:00 AM
by Martin

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From: Epigenesis <>
Subject: [HOOM-Heartbeat] Deconstructing the walls of Jericho
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Date: Friday, July 10, 2009, 6:15 PM



Deconstructing the walls of Jericho
Written by A. 
Monday, 14 August 2006
http://lib1. library.cornell. edu/colldev/ mideast/jerques. htm

Friday, October 29, 
Deconstructing the 
walls of Jericho

Following 70 years of intensive excavations in 
the Land of Israel, archaeologists have found 
The patriarchs' acts are legendary, the Israelites did not sojourn in 
Egypt or make an exodus, they did not conquer the 
Neither is there any mention of the empire of David and Solomon, nor of 
the source of belief in the God of Israel. These facts have been known for 
years, but people are stubborn and nobody wants to hear about 

By Ze'ev Herzog

This is what archaeologists have learned from 
their excavations in the Land of Israel: 
The Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did not 
conquer the land in a military campaign and did not pass it on to the 12 tribes 
of Israel.
Perhaps even harder to swallow is the fact that the united monarchy of 
David and Solomon, which is described by the Bible as a regional power, was at 
most a small tribal kingdom. 

And it will come as an unpleasant shock to many that the God of Israel, 
Jehovah, had a female consort and that the early Israelite religion adopted 
monotheism only in the waning period of the monarchy and not at Mount 
Most of those who are engaged in scientific work in the 
interlocking spheres of the Bible, archaeology 
and the history of the Jewish people - and who once went into the field looking 
for proof to corroborate the Bible story - now agree that the historic events 
relating to the stages of the Jewish people's emergence are radically different 
from what that story tells.




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