The existence of a Hebrew deity is one thing, the existence of an Israelite people is another thing.
Yes, two different things. One is dated to 1400 BC and the other is dated to 1200 BC.
It isn't clear to whom those records refer to exactly seeing as how the accompanying illustrations depict Canaanites.
Since the Israelites were one of the Iron Age kingdoms that rose from the ashes after Bronze Age Canaan collapsed, why wouldn't they be depicted as Canaanites, especially in their first moments as a separate culture?
The dietary practices of Jews is one thing, the existence of an Israelite people is another thing.
Not separate things. Archaeologists have found evidence of the Israelite culture in the West Bank area circa 1200 BC (exactly the time that Egyptian records note their emergence as a culture in this area).
There have been found absences of pig bones in Aramaean sites as well as in Palestine during these times.
So their neighbors had some of the same cultural practices. That is not surprising considering that these Iron Age kingdoms all rose from the remains of Bronze Age Canaan.
Actually, the artifacts refer to kings and leaders of certain family lines not Israel and the nature of these rulers in regard to who or what they ruled over isn't clear from these artifacts
The House of David refers to the ruling line of Judah. Ahab the Israelite was a king of the northern Israelite kingdom.
and actually tend to contradict the legends and mythologies found in the Bible.
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's claims of absolute victory every time he returned from battle are suspect as well.
When kings promote national histories that aren't true, that doesn't prevent historians and archaeologists from piecing together the truth.
There is more evidence for Judah than there is for Israel, or Israelites which is the point I am arguing, during these times.
There are the ninth and eighth century BC remains of Samaria. And Kings Omri and Ahab
garnered a fair amount of international notice.
The Assyrians record the defeat of the king of Israel, not the destruction of a kingdom.
The existence of a king for them to defeat suggests the existence of a kingdom.
Science and history are one thing, legends and myths are quite another.
Science and history firmly establish that the Hebrew deity existed as early as 1400 BC, that the Israelite culture existed in the West Bank area as early as 1200 BC, and that the Israelite kingdoms of Judah and Israel existed in the ninth through seventh centuries BC.
Those haplotypes originate from the Middle East in general, not the West Bank in particular,
We know from history and archaeology exactly where the Jewish homeland is.
Those haplotypes originate from the Middle East in general, not the West Bank in particular, and 14 percent is only a fraction of the total Ashkenazi Zionist population. The idea that the Zionists are the indigenous population of the West Bank having a 14 percent genetic origin in the Middle East in general is preposterous.
The fact that they interbred with others during their forced exile does not remove their right to their ancient homeland.