Yosef Garfinkel Says Horseshit

“Various suggestions that completely deny the biblical tradition regarding King David and argue that he was a mythological figure, or just a leader of a small tribe, are now shown to be wrong,” he said in today’s news release.

Needless to say, this is absolute balderdash. The finds at Qeiyafa do not have any known direct connection with Jerusalem or King David.

Sigh.

This settles it. After I’m done working on the Ron Wyatt&the Cities of the Plain YouTube video (expect it to appear Sunday), expect to see a video in late May debunking the terrible trio of United Monarchy Ap-chaeologists (T. Levy, E. Mazar, Y. Garfinkel). I can say no more than Tom Verenna (who now has the best post on parallels to other shrines).

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

2 thoughts on “Yosef Garfinkel Says Horseshit”

  1. I’ve been hesitating about whether to use this press release at all, it is such an obviously skewed interpretation. It does, however, illustrate a point which emerged in our earlier Ramath Rachel debate, namely that scholarship in this sort of work is rarely as objective as it ought to be.

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