Tag Archives: Minimalism

Dr Eilat Mazar: Bible in One Hand, Spade in the Other

Following a radio interview here two days ago is, as expected, Christianity Today’s profile on Dr Eilat Mazar: Archaeology’s Rebel: Bible in One Hand, Spade in the Other. That’s the title. It follows thus: When the ribbon was cut to dedicate Jerusalem’s newest … Continue reading

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The Death of Biblical Minimalism

In Associates for Biblical Research: The May/June 2011 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review is an exciting one. On the cover, some of the topics of the issue are listed, at the top of which are the words, “The End of … Continue reading

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Israel Finkelstein Revises his Dating: Is the Indefatigable Minimalist Slipping?

Associates for Biblical Research reports: Israel Finkelstein revises his dating “Two afternoon sessions at the Society of Biblical Literature Meeting were devoted to Archaeology and Text, and in particular to the dating problems associated with the transition from Iron Age … Continue reading

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Maximalists vs Minimalists: A Good Survey

Via Bible Places.com: If you think that archaeology is boring, you should take thirty minutes this weekend and read Asaf Shtull-Trauring’s article in the Haaretz magazine.  This lengthy piece interviews the major players in the chief dispute in Israeli archaeology … Continue reading

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