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David and Solomon by Israel Finkelstein
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Nov 05, 2013

it was amazing
Read in October, 2013

Once again, the duo of Israel Finklestein and Neil Asher Silverman upset the applecart of Biblical assumptions, this time looking at who King David really was. What is great about this team is that they stick to facts and make it clear when they are speculating. They also are not afraid to contradict the Bible or to expose its contents as pure mythology when they can prove it. But they also point out where the Bible is accurate as well, so the reader gain confidence in their impartial judgement. Then do tread lightly about some of the significance of what they have found in terms of myth busting, and that reflects a mature prudence. Suffice it to say though, that those interested in biblical scholarship will find in this book a rich source of new perspectives on what have been too long held to he immutable truths.
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