Tory
Re: Josephus on Gibeah: Versions of a Toponym
Thu Feb 9, 2017 23:13
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Rich

The author does not talk about our issue. He is concerned with Gibeah not Gibeon. And he thinks Josephus is confused about the former's identity and location. No mention is made of the fact that Josephus locates Gibeon and Bethlehem in the same valley, which is not true of the places we now call Gibeon and Bethlehem. Nor do Josephus's stated distances from these places to Jerusalem match. Modern Gibeon is 10 km northwest of Aelia and modern Bethlehem is 10 km south of Aelia.

Tory

  • Josephus on Gibeah: Versions of a Toponym Rich McQuillen, Thu Feb 9 20:10
    An interesting topic, I wish I could read the rest of the article. Josephus on Gibeah: Versions of a Toponym https://www.jstor.org/stable/1455028?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
    • Re: Josephus on Gibeah: Versions of a Toponym — Tory, Thu Feb 9 23:13
      • GibeonTory, Thu Feb 9 23:52
        The jar-handles found at Al Jib in the 1950s have GB'N stamped on them. This is supposedly proof that Al Jib is the site of biblical Gibeon. Yet no one has asked the elementary questions: did the... more
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