Were there schools in Israel?

Many specialists believe that schools began to appear in Israel after the exile of Judah. Others argue that there were schools before the exile. The reason for the discrepancy is that biblical data on the topic is unclear. We are forced to deal with inferences and circumstantial evidence. I will begin with a general description of schools in the ancient Near East, followed by a brief examination of biblical evidence.

Uncategorized June 30, 2009