Friday, January 05, 2018

Smithsonian's top 10 lost books

LIST: The Top Ten Most Important Ancient Documents Lost to History. Either due to conquest or simply the ravages of time, these founding papers of civilizations around the world will remain mysteries forever (Duncan Barile, One could endlessly debate what should be on this list, but these are all certainly books that would be worth having again. Number 10 is of special interest to PaleoJudaica:
Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel
The Hebrew Bible refers to some 20 works that no longer exist. The frequently cited “Chronicles” was a detailed early Iron Age history from which numerous other biblical narratives may have been drawn.
For past posts on those lost books quoted in the Hebrew Bible, see here and links. And for past posts on many other lost books from antiquity, start here and follow the links.

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