posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 02:00 PM
An interesting archaeological discovery that may force some historians to rewrite their theories on early state formation:
"Yet by coincidence, Prof. Adams of Hamilton's McMaster University says, he and an international team of colleagues fit into place a significant
piece of the puzzle of human history in the Middle East -- unearthing information that points to the existence of the Bible's vilified Kingdom of
Edom at precisely the time the Bible says it existed, and contradicting widespread academic belief that it did not come into being until 200 years
"Their findings mean that those scholars convinced that the Hebrew Old Testament is at best a compendium of revisionist, fragmented history, mixed
with folklore and theology, and at worst a piece of outright propaganda, likely will have to apply the brakes to their thinking."
I'm always entertained when academics/intellectuals go out of their way to dismiss people who believe in what the academy considers purely
mythological things... and then a dedicated researcher comes along who just happens to turn up evidence for such 'folk tales'.