#32 Brod : "Israel was already in existence...." - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • hala
    • 17.10.07 | 00:18 (IST)

    Brod, if you are going to use historical claims, please provide proof and accurate chronology. Firstly, there is no evidence of Hebrew artifacts c. 2000BC, but plenty of Canaanite settlements and potsherds with Canaanite writing. Secondly, how could there have been an "Israel" at the time of Abraham and Isaac, when Jacob, aka Israel, had not had his twelve sons, who are the tribes of Israel? Thirdly, the nation of Israel was not founded until c. 1000BC by the legendary King David and was disbanded in the 8th c. BC by Babylonians and Assyrians. Judaea ceased to exist as a kingdom in the 6th century BC. So how many years of existence does that make for the original kingdom of Israel?

    from the article: Likud urges Shas, Lieberman to quit gov't over PM's 'intention'
    First published 00:00 16.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.10.07
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