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Did the Israelites Conquer Jericho? A New Look at the Archaeological Evidence The story of the Israelite conquest of Jericho (Joshua 2-6) is one of the best known and best loved in the entire Bible. The vivid description of faith and victory has been a source of inspiration for countless generations of Bible readers. But did it really happen as the Bible describes it? Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan
Tags : kenyon, garstang, city iv, conquest, jericho, late bronze, joshua
Dating Jericho's Destruction: Bienkowski is Wrong on All Counts In 1990, Dr. Bryant Wood published his well known article in Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR) on the destruction of Jericho and its correlation with the Biblical account. In the Sep./Oct. 1990 issue of BAR, Piotr Bienkowski wrote an article disputing Dr. Wood's conclusions. The following article engages with Bienkowski's criticisms, providing the reader with an in-depth analysis of some of the work done at Jericho, and demonstrating Dr. Wood's expertise and thorough familiarity with the evidence. This article provides some additional data not published in Dr. Wood's first BAR article, thus adding to the mountain of evidence demonstrating that Jericho was destroyed around 1400 B.C., the same time the Bible records that the events of Joshua 3-6 took place. Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan
Tags : Jericho, Joshua, Bienkowski, Garstang, Kenyon, Conquest
The Walls of Jericho Jericho was once thought to be a “Bible problem” because of the seeming disagreement between archaeology and the Bible. When the archaeology is correctly interpreted, however, the opposite is the case. The archaeological evidence supports the historical accuracy of the Biblical account in every detail. Every aspect of the story that could possibly be verified by the findings of archaeology is, in fact, verified... Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan
Tags : Jericho, Garstang, Rahabs House, Kenyon, Conquest
Researching Jericho It was not until I was doing research for my Ph.D. thesis in the early 1980s that my attention was drawn to the findings at Jericho. In reviewing all of the published pottery from the Late Bronze Age in Palestine, I came across John Garstang’s pottery from the cemetery and destruction level at Jericho. Although earlier than the focus of my thesis, I was struck by the amount of pottery he had published that dated to the Late Bronze I period (ca. 1500–1400 BC), the time of the Conquest and the very time period Kathleen Kenyon said was missing from the tell... Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan
Tags : jericho, kenyon, conquest, garstang, ai, city iv, carbon 14
From Ramesses to Shiloh: Archaeological Discoveries Bearing on the Exodus-Judges Period Attempts to correlate the findings of archaeology with the biblical record for the period under review have seemingly met with insurmountable ob­stacles. Much of the scholarly community today has despaired of making any valid connections and has dismissed biblical history prior to the king­dom period as nothing more than myth and legend... Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan, Exodus from Egypt, Judges-United Monarchy
Tags : maqatir, rameses, shiloh, hyksos, pithom, peru-nefer, rowaty, bietak, amenhotep, jericho, kenyon, garstang, ai, beitin, bethel, amarna, hazor, apiru, eglon, merneptah, dan, abimelech, muskhuta
Jericho: Does the Evidence Disprove or Prove the Bible? Kathleen Kenyon declared the Biblical story to be false and the academic world accepted her conclusions. Do her conclusions hold up to scrutiny? Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan
Tags : Jericho, Kenyon, Joshua
Jericho on the History Channel Special "The Bible" On Sunday March 10, the History Channel will air Part Two of the five-part series, "The Bible". Last week's episode ended with a preview of Joshua and the Israelites planning to attack the Canaanite city of Jericho... Type: Post
Article Categories : Contemporary Issues, Conquest of Canaan
Tags : Jericho, Garstang, Rahabs House, Kenyon, Conquest
Carbon 14 Dating at Jericho ABR has received multiple questions on this subject. Dr. Bryant Wood provides a brief response... Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan
Tags : jericho, carbon 14 dating
Find Out How to Get a FREE Copy of the "Jericho Unearthed" DVD! Jericho Unearthed is a cutting edge DVD prominently featuring ABR Director of Research, Dr. Bryant Wood. The evidence from Jericho is presented, the basics of archaeology are explained, and the history of excavations at Jericho are also outlined. Jericho Unearthed has a cutting edge feel and presentation that is useful for Bible study, Sunday school and teaching teenagers. Jericho Unearthed can be used by Christians scholars and laymen alike as an effective witnessing tool in support of the Bible's inerrancy and historical reliability. Find out below how to get your free copy! Type: Post
Tags : Jericho, Conquest
Did the Walls of Jericho Fall Like the Bible Says? A New Video with Dr. Bryant Wood "The most significant stumbling block in Biblical Archaeology is the incorrect belief that the archaeology from Jericho has shown the Biblical story to be false. Dr. Bryant Wood is featured in t ..." Type: Post
Is It Time to Throw Away Your Bible? The Walls of Jericho Part One For many years, Jericho has been a "problem" in Biblical archaeology since scholars claimed that there was no city there at the time of Joshua and therefore the Bible must be in error. Biblical archaeologist Dr. Bryant Wood and members of the ABR staff discuss the archaeological findings at Jericho that relate to the conquest of the Canaanite city by the Israelites. Type: Post
Tags : Jericho, Joshua, Kenyon, Garstang, Conquest
David Rohl's Revised Egyptian Chronology: A View From Palestine David Rohl purports to have produced a better correlation between the findings of archaeology and the Bible by revising Egyptian chronology. Rohl, however, cannot so easily be brushed aside... Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan, Contemporary Issues, Exodus from Egypt, Judges-United Monarchy
Tags : david rohl, egyptian chronology, merneptah, jericho, amarna, conquest, shiloh, philistines
Fall of Jericho: DVD The fall of Jericho is a well-known story, fascinating children and adults alike. But what really happened there thousands of years ago? Did God work a miracle to bring down the walls of Jericho as the Bible says? The answers, previously buried under rubble and dirt for three and a half millennia, have been uncovered in the past century of excavations at the site. The Fall of Jericho explores what really happened as Joshua and the Israelites experienced one of the Bible’s greatest military victories. Type: Post
Article Categories : Videos/Audio
Tags : Joshua, Jericho
Jericho Unearthed: DVD Preview This DVD extensively features Dr. Bryant Wood on the ground in Israel at the site of Jericho. The evidence from Jericho is presented, the basics of archaeology are explained, and the history of excavations at Jericho are also outlined. Jericho Unearthed has a cutting edge feel and presentation that is useful for Bible study, Sunday school and teaching teenagers. Jericho Unearthed can be used by Christians scholars and laymen alike as an effective witnessing tool in support of the Bible's inerrancy and historical reliability. Type: Post
Article Categories : Videos/Audio, Conquest of Canaan
Tags : Jericho, Kenyon, Conquest, Garstang
Jericho: The Promise Fulfilled Children's DVD The wandering is over! Joshua is ready to lead his people in an epic battle against seemingly impossible odds. Will this confrontation lead to even deeper rebellion, or the promise fulfilled? Featuring Lego characters, this DVD entertains children and is humorous for adults, too. Most importantly, it teaches kids valuable truths about one of the Bible's most powerful stories from the book of Joshua. Experience the complete story of Joshua and the fall of Jericho in this 30 minute children's DVD. Type: Post
Tags : Joshua, Jericho
The Rise and Fall of the 13th Century Exodus-Conquest Theory The 13th century exodus-conquest theory was formulated by William F. Albright in the 1930s, based largely on Palestinian archaeological evidence, and promoted by him throughout his career. In spite of the fact that the theory runs counter to Scripture, a number of evangelicals continue to hold to this view... Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan, Exodus from Egypt
Tags : Exodus, beitin, et-tell, kitchen, yam suph, red sea, apiru, rameses, bietek, jericho, ai, maqatir, hazor, amarna, merneptah
Recent Research on the Date and Setting of the Exodus Sadly, most contemporary Biblical scholars deny the historicity of God’s miraculous deliverance of Israel from Egypt as documented in the Old Testament (Ex 2–12) and alluded to in the New Testament (Acts 7:36; Rom 9:17)... Type: Post
Article Categories : Exodus from Egypt
Tags : exodus, rameses, conquest, jabin, amenhotep, perunefer, hatshepsut, tel el daba, moses
Location of Biblical Bethel and Ai Reconsidered For over a century most scholars have been agreed that the village of Beitin, north of Jerusalem, is the site of biblical Bethel. A large quantity of literature has been published based on this assumption. With such careful and painstaking work, much of it basic to an understanding of Palestinian archaeology and history, it hardly seems possible that Beitin may not actually be Bethel after all. Nevertheless, that is what we purpose... Type: Post
Article Categories : Founder's Corner, Conquest of Canaan
Tags : Ai, Bethel, Beitin, et-tell, albright, jericho, el-bireh, conquest, edward robinson, beth aven, gibeon, garstang, eusebius, jerome, la grande mahomerie, beeroth
The Dating of Hazor's Destruction in Joshua 11 Via Biblical, Archaeological, and Epigraphical Evidence Undoubtedly, one of the hottest topics in the field of OT biblical studies in recent years is the dating of the Exodus.[1] Essentially, there are two prevailing positions: the early Exodus view, which contends that the Israelite Exodus transpired during the middle of the 15th century BC, and the late Exodus view, which purports that the Israelites actually left Egypt nearly 200 years later, during the 13th century BC. On the side of the latter view, biblical archaeologists such as James Hoffmeier contend that a 13th century BC Exodus better fits the material evidence, in large part due to alleged connections between sites mentioned in the biblical text—such as the store-city of Raamses (Exod 1:11), which he asserts “is likely to be equated with the Delta capital built by and named for Ramesses II, that is, Pi-Ramesses”[2]—and excavated or identifiable sites in Egypt. Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan
Tags : Hazor, Jericho, Exodus, Jabin, Joshua, Ben Tor, Thutmosis, Amenhotep
Conquest Confusion at Yale We recently received an email from a visitor concerning the Conquest of Canaan. He sent us an excerpt from an undergraduate course at Yale, outlining the standard liberal view on the chronology and historicity of the book of Joshua. Dr. Bryant Wood responds. Type: Post
Article Categories : Conquest of Canaan
Tags : Conquest, Jericho, Ai, Hazor, Judges, Maqatir
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