Faust’s Observations and Argument on the Transformation of Early Israel

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Faust’s Observations and Argument of the Transformation of Early Israel: Importance of the Surviving Views amid Refutation
Igniting a veritable firestorm of criticism in his attempt to establish new perspectives which explain migratory patterns from the highland regions to urban areas of Israel,
Avraham
Faust nevertheless furthers scholarship in this area by inviting new perspectives on a subject which many argue has been determined. While Faust may in fact be erroneous in his evaluation of the reasons for the migration of the Iron Age populations, he nevertheless extends dialogue which can only help to add precision in understanding a formative issue in Near Eastern Archaeology. Similarly important in his refutation of Faust, Israel...
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.....as clearly evidenced. Truthfully, this may not be possible, and without the accompanying text, the views of Faust remain as
Grabbe
indicated: “dust thrown into the air” (14).
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