ancient hebrew tablet found; "suggests" a lot of shit

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ancient hebrew tablet found; "suggests" a lot of shit

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100115/sc_livescience/biblepossiblywrittencenturiesearliertextsuggests

"'It indicates that the Kingdom of Israel already existed in the 10th century BCE and that at least some of the biblical texts were written hundreds of years before the dates presented in current research,' said Gershon Galil, a professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel, who deciphered the ancient text."

can you say "jumping to conclusions"?

basically, this "indicates" that hebrew writing existed in the tenth century.  no more, no less.  god, i hate the presuppositionally charged world of "holy land" archeology.  notice how the article constantly refers to the "time of king david," when we have no extrabiblical evidence that king david even existed (this according to my judaism professor--who was herself jewish).  yet they use it just as glibly as they would "the tudor period" or "the industrial revolution."

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