A 7 year-old boy in Israel recently made the news by discovering a 3,400 year-old idol of a Canaanite goddess in a field. These accidental finds happen in a land with so much history and so little space.
A photo of the boy’s discovery reminded me of something we found at Lachish last summer. Do you notice a resemblance?
These are typical Late Bronze figurines from the biblical period of the Judges. People such as Deborah and Gideon were familiar with these kinds of objects, even if they did not pray to them.