November 2nd, 2008

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A quick rant on Biblical studies

A tip of the hat to thnidu for a link to this article on newly discovered writing that might or might not be Hebrew.

It does lead me to a rant on Biblical studies. Like many fields, biblical studies suffers from strong ideological bias that impacts the real world. Worse, it does so in multiple ways. The result, IMO, is a field that suffers a great deal from a lack of objective analysis and an over abundance of assumptions that have largely been discarded in other archeological fields.

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