Saturday, September 27, 2008

The End of Hector Avalos

John Merrill reviews Hector Avalos' The End of Biblical Studies.


  1. Ouch!
    His one saving grace is that he can't be certain what the author meant by his review, nor have any certainty that the review is actually real.

  2. The reviewer's overall impression of Avalos's book differs from my own.

    I thought Avalos was arguing in "The End of Biblical Studies" that it has become clear that neither the Bible nor biblical archeology are likely to ever provide the kind of "evidence" that can convince the world of the "divine truth of the Scriptures." Therefore, "biblical studies" are increasingly becoming a subset of literary studies and ancient near eastern archeological studies in general.