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.”