Sunday, August 02, 2020

God and his horse?

ICONOGRAPHY: Face of God? Archaeologist claims to find 10th cent. BCE graven images of Yahweh. Hebrew U Prof. Yosef Garfinkel asserts small male figurines discovered at digs near Jerusalem are an image of the biblical God; other experts angrily dismiss theory (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Israel).

This discussion is outside PaleoJudaica's usual range, but I thought it good to mention it. It is also outside my range of expertise. I have no opinion on it. If you read to the end of the article, you can see some of the arguments pro and con for what might show the figurines to be images of a god.

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