21 02, 2016

Did the Generations of Post-Moses Israelites Know about the Torah?

By |2016-02-21T07:30:22-07:00February 21st, 2016|Thoughts|

                          Did the Generations of Post-Moses Israelites Know about the Torah?   Scholars reject the traditional teaching and suggest that the ancient Israelites knew nothing about the Torah until the time of King Josiah (649–609 BCE).[1] Among much else, it is significant that none of the biblical books before this time mention Moses’s [...]

30 01, 2014

Still more on pre-King Josiah Israelites not knowing about the Torah – Joshua 22

By |2014-01-30T07:42:05-07:00January 30th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                              Chapter 22                                                                                Part two                                                      The curious near civil war over an altar   Seven years of battles to defeat and control Canaan ended followed, according to a tradition, with seven additional years[1] during which the priest, Joshua, and elders divided the land among the nine and a half tribes who settled in [...]