Archaeology and the Biblical Narrative: The Case of the United Monarchy

  title={Archaeology and the Biblical Narrative: The Case of the United Monarchy},
  author={Amihai Mazar},
Of the various approaches to the historicity of the biblical narratives, the most justified one is in my view the claim that the so-called ‘Deuteronomistic History’ preserved kernels of ancient texts and realities. This core included components of geo-political and socio-economic realia, as well as certain information on historical figures and events, although distorted and laden with later anachronisms, legends and literary forms added during the time of transmission, writing and editing of… 

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