Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zooarchaeology and the Biblical Narrative

The "Palestinian narrative" is in trouble, yet again:

There'll be a lecture on Tel Dan soon -

Blood on the Altar: Architectural, Artifactual and Zooarchaeological Evidence for (Israelite?) Animal Sacrifice at Tel Dan by Jonathan S. Greer (The Altamont School, Birmingham, Alabama).

on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 7:30pm at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Reception Hall of Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Seems, as distributed that:

An analysis of architectural features, certain artifacts, and an exceptionally large concentration of animal bone remains uncovered over the last few decades from the so-called “sacred precinct” at Tel Dan, in northern Israel, will be presented suggesting that animal sacrifice and sacred meals were carried out at this installation during the days of the Israelite kings (late 10th cent. - mid 8th cent. BCE). The site is associated with one of the infamous golden calves of Jeroboam I after the death of Solomon in biblical tradition and this synthesis, thus, has implications for the history of ancient Israel and for the formation of priestly literature concerning sacrificial rites.

Seen any Arabs?


1 comment:

Juniper in the Desert said...

The imam of Canterbury, the head of church of England, is also a Druid. these are ancient pagan Celtic priests who sacrificed humans mainly. He is practising this in a quiet way but nevertheless human sacrifice. As in anti-semitism and allowing palestinian terror organisations and supporters thereof, to use the church in England to spew their Israel demonisation and delegitimisation!!