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By Gary Arthur Thomson

within the yr 1230 BCE, the stately urban of Shechem cradled among Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal used to be all at once disturbed out of her reserved formality, her closely-watched marketplace, her liturgical internal temple regimen, her orderly sentinelled turrets. A ?ood of individuals from each path poured into her gates and thronged her slim streets. a brand new kingdom referred to as Israel was once approximately to return into being. A truth proven by means of corroborative Egyptian inscriptions hieroglyphed in stone.

At Shechem within the 12 months 931 BCE historians started to write the tale of Israel. girls. Civil struggle caused their have to write. A tragicomic scenario used to be unfolding, and the 2 insightful girls may possibly see it coming. They have been within the royal court docket, yet, being ladies, they have been powerless to ward off the disaster. Being expert, they did have the ability of the pen! Rehoboam, the successor to King Solomon was once being topped at Shechem and his cocky conceitedness created a catastrophe—the breakup of Israel.

“Professor Thomson’s ability as a instructor and author permits his scholars and reader to imagine in the course of the historical tales and provides them context in archaeological settings in practical Shechem.”
—Dr. Lucie Lavoie, Université de Montréal.

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