Sheffield Biblical Studies comments on The Tel es-Safi (“Gath”) Excavation: “Apparent purity of motive does not override structural problems”

Sheffield Biblical Studies has commented on the deep rooted ideological issues relating to the archaeological site Tel es-Safi (“Gath”) and the removal of Palestinians from there in 1948. This follows a disappointingly dismissive response by Tel es-Safi archaeologist Aren Maeir to an earlier summary on Remnant of Giants of the political background of the excavation and of the occlusion of any such background in an Associated Press report.

Have a read of the comments at Sheffield Biblical Studies,which, with typical Sheffieldian political insight, gets right at the central issues involved: “Remnant of Giants, pure motives and structure”.

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