Debating the United Monarchy: Let's See How Far We've Come

  title={Debating the United Monarchy: Let's See How Far We've Come},
  author={Zach Thomas},
  journal={Biblical Theology Bulletin},
  pages={59 - 69}
  • Zach Thomas
  • Published 22 April 2016
  • History
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin
This article reviews the two opposing sides of the ongoing debate concerning the historicity of the biblical United Monarchy, the kingdom of David and Solomon. After discussing the scholarly background of archaeological research into the 10th century BCE and Iron IIA period, it discusses the major chronological and historical revision proposed by Israel Finkelstein and the counterarguments deployed by Amihai Mazar. After discussing particular issues highlighted by the archaeology of Jerusalem… 

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