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From Shiloh to Ashdod to Kiryat Yaarim and finally to Jerusalem: the archeology and the story of the wanderings of the Ark of the Covenant - podcast

Prof. Israel Finkelstein from the Department of Archeology at Tel Aviv University takes us into the wonderful journey following the story of the wanderings of the Ark of the Covenant in XNUMX Samuel and XNUMX Samuel. how Cabinet The covenant was transferred from Shiloh to the Philistine captivity in Ashdod and from there to the Israeli Kiryat Yaarim and finally to Jerusalem, the capital of Judah. Who were the writers who wrote the story, when did they write and what was their purpose? From the Tel Aviv 360 podcast series of Tel Aviv University

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Prof. Israel Finkelstein. Photo: Tel Aviv University spokesperson
Prof. Israel Finkelstein. Photo: Tel Aviv University spokesperson

Prof. Israel Finkelstein from the Department of Archeology at Tel Aviv University takes us into the wonderful journey following the story of the wanderings of the Ark of the Covenant in XNUMX Samuel and XNUMX Samuel. How the Ark of the Covenant was moved from Shiloh to the Philistine captivity in Ashdod and from there to Kiryat Yaarim in Israel and finally to Jerusalem, the capital of Judah. Who were the writers who wrote the story, when did they write and what was their purpose? 

About 40 years ago Prof. Finkelstein excavated the site of Shiloh which has a very brave connection with the tradition of the Ark of the Covenant and now it closes the circle in Kiryat Yaarim. Throughout the episode, Prof. Israel Finkelstein embarks on a detective quest for the reincarnation of the Holy of Holies of the Jewish people. He takes us into the archeological excavation at the Kiryat Ya'arim site where he reveals, using advanced scientific and technological methods, new findings about the history of the Jewish people during the time of the Bible.

Prof. Finkelstein describes the story of the united kingdom ruled from Jerusalem by the dynasty of David and Solomon, but he raises questions as to whether the biblical story is subject to ideological biases by the authors of the Bible from a later period? was a symbol of the great united kingdom, and is it possible that the united kingdom was an Israeli ruled from Samaria and not a Judean ruled from Jerusalem. And was the biblical story about bringing the ark from Kiryat Yearim to Jerusalem written by Jewish writers many years later, which explains why the ark should be in Jerusalem. Listen to the fascinating journey following the wanderings of the Ark of the Covenant, from the Tel Aviv 360 podcast, the podcast channel of Tel Aviv University.

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  1. Relying only on archaeological findings is completely wrong. Finkelstein's thesis that the beginning of Israel originates from Canaanite refugees who left the cities and settled in the mountain areas is completely wrong. Some examples: the proximity of the Hebrew language to the Moabite, Ammonite and Edomite languages ​​is higher than to Phoenician, the language of the Canaanites. The God Jehovah does not appear in the Canaanite pantheon but is first mentioned in the inscriptions of the Pharaohs of Egypt as a deity of the nomadic tribes beyond the Jordan.
    Serious and in-depth historical research should address all aspects.

  2. With all due respect to Finkelstein, he is admittedly the most prominent archaeologist in Israel today.
    There is a different opposite opinion and it is an opinion held by many archaeologists that is contrary to Finkelstein's view.
    2 testimonies of King David, one at Tel Dan and one from the tombstone of Misha put an end to speculations about the existence of King David and some say the size of his kingdom as well. And this casts doubt on the accuracy of the biblical story about the wanderings of the Ark.
    A curse from 3000 years ago on Mount Ebal confirms the biblical story about the altar that Joshua set up on Mount Ebal and in verse
    Almost exactly the same curse is said using the name of the name. And this confirms that 3000 years ago there was an Israeli people writing
    In Hebrew there was a god. Along with Israel Finkelstein's dating methods which are completely scientific, there were quite a lot of cracks in his dating, in favor of the biblical story. It is worth noting that the group of research archaeologists who hold a contrary opinion to Finkelstein is not small, nor insignificant.

  3. This is a superstar of the Israeli archaeological world. Does a tremendous service to the field and to himself. Good luck and all the best.

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