Monday, July 11, 2016
Effete 'Guardian' Editors Might Be 'Having A Laugh' But Philistines Are Not Amused
Sub-editors at the Guardian may be chuckling over the news that the Philistines were evidently more culturally advanced than the Book of Judges described them. But the international epithet industry is reeling, with shares of biblical disparagements hitting rock-bottom levels in end-of-dig trading. Archeologist Lawrence Stager, who led the excavation efforts, said that "the Philistines have had some very bad press, and this will dispel a lot of myths." Meanwhile a fretful and accusatory Israeli public worries about "blood libel" charges being filed in international courts. "Who Knew?" read the headline in Haaretz.