Fornvännen’s Autumn Issue On-Line

14th century pilgrim's badge of St. Bridget found in the River Fyris at Uppsala.
14th century pilgrim’s badge of St. Bridget found in the River Fyris at Uppsala.
Fornvännen 2015:3 is now on-line on Open Access.

Author: Martin R

Dr. Martin Rundkvist is a Swedish archaeologist, journal editor, skeptic, atheist, lefty liberal, bookworm, boardgamer, geocacher and father of two.

6 thoughts on “Fornvännen’s Autumn Issue On-Line”

  1. (OT again)
    -at least now I hope we can dismiss the tossers who claim the whole Deuteroneum in the Old Testament goes back to the bronze age. Scholars knew that long ago, but now we can constrain the dates for various passages even more. This is of little interest for most Swedes, but I imagine the texts still play a role in USA.

    “Handwriting analysis provides clues for dating of old testament texts” http://phys.org/news/2016-04-analysis-clues-dating-testament-texts.html

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  2. The high literacy rate is only an indirect indicator of this time period as critical for authorial work of the OT. There are of course older fragments embedded in the texts, showing a window to monolatrist and even polytheist times. (The latter show some similarities to the worldview of texts from bronze-age Ugarit much further north)

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  3. There are of course older fragments embedded in the texts, showing a window to monolatrist and even polytheist times.

    This is nothing new. There are two versions of the Hebrew creation myth in Genesis. According to people who study such things, one of those versions uses the plural word for God, elohim. There is also the bit about “a pillar of smoke by day, a pillar of fire at night,” suggesting that YHWH was originally a volcano god.

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