20 May 2012

A Neat Bit of News from Archeology



Excavation within the fortified city of Khirbet Qeiyafa offers physical evidence corroborating the OT’s account of the reign of King David. A new book, Footsteps of King David in the Valley of Elah, contends that three rooms at the site served as shrines, around 1000 BC, and that the evidence indicates worship at those sites was monotheistic and occurred in the absence of graven images of either humans or animals. Judaism was distinctively Judaism, then, that early.
I have nothing really to say about this, but it gives me the excuse to use the following striking image.

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Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.