Fool’s Gold: Israeli Archaeologists and Jerusalem Post Spin Lies and Propaganda from Ancient Find

Fool’s Gold: Israeli Archaeologists and Jerusalem Post Spin Lies and Propaganda from Ancient Find
Fool’s Gold: Israeli Archaeologists and Jerusalem Post Spin Lies and Propaganda from Ancient Find
Don Michael Hudson, PhD

This is so bad, so ridiculous, and so wrong. Read all the wild conjectures, the unfounded presuppositions, and theo-political assumptions placed into this article and the discovery of an artifact of Iron Age material culture. How did David get in here? We can’t find any monumental buildings so now let’s say that David expressed his wealth not in palaces but purple robes even though this is in ancient Edom. This is more evidence that many Israeli archaeologists are unabashed apologists for theo-political agendas. There is not one shred of evidence connecting this purple dyed material to David and Solomon. And notice that it IS an archaeologist making this “connection” and not just the Jerusalem post–Sukenik. Maybe on his next paper he can explain how space aliens visited Jerusalem and helped David build his vast kingdom. I expect this from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Bar-Ilan University, but to see an individual from Tel Aviv University is surprising and yet not. This is the perfect example of “second wave” archaeology in the Southern Levant: “Flag and spade.” And here’s an idea–this is more proof that Phoenicia was deeply involved in the Southern Levant. Perhaps–and this is conjecture at this point but the evidence is piling up–this is more evidence for Phoenicia and not “Israel.”

Meet Our Students: Foundations Teaching Assistant: Rachel Keen

Meet Our Students: Foundations Teaching Assistant: Rachel Keen
Don Michael Hudson, PhD

Meet Our Students: Foundations Teaching Assistant

Rachel Keen
“Hello! My name is Rachel Keen. I’m a freshman this year. I am from Lebanon,Virginia, and I am a commuter to King. I took “Foundations of Christian Thought and Practice” last fall and it was by far my favorite class. I love this class because it is so different from any other class I’ve taken. It makes you think for yourself. It is very interesting to learn about the Bible and the Christian religion as a whole. I am very excited to be a teaching assistant for Professor Hudson’s class this semester. I plan to major in History with a minor in Secondary Education with hopes of becoming a high school history teacher. My interest in teaching and love for helping others is what pushed me to be a TA for Hudson this semester. I also work at my local Food City as a front end manager, which I have learned is great for practicing people skills and time management. I am excited to meet all the new students and I hope they enjoy this class as much as I did last semester!”
Again, we are so fortunate to have Rachel join us this semester. She did a great job in class last semester, and she’s from one of the most beautiful places in America. Thank you, Rachel, for all you do for our students and King.