Category Archives: Reviews

Mythic Past

I have had Thomas L. Thompson’s Mythic Past Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel on my book shelf for years and finally got around to reading it a few months ago. Dr. Thompson rejects the generally accepted idea that the Israelites arrived in Biblical Israel as invaders of an already existing civilization, conquered and replaced it. (A stand that caused him much opposition in his field and was detrimental to his career.) Thompson basically asserts a gradual evolution of already existing cultural elements.

Mud Fighting

It’s not always easy to tell from what the Gleaner writes where he stands, but it is clear from this post that he doesn’t think very highly of Mr Gibson.  Personaly I’m not very happy to see Democrats slinging mud at each other, The Republicans will scoop up the same mud and use it in November no mater which one of them gets the nomination.