Redating the exodus bimson
At both Tell Beit Mirsim and Beitin the destruction of a relatively prosperous Late Bronze Age city was followed by a much poorer Iron Age I culture, which Albright identified as Israelite.
If Joshua destroyed Hazor in 1230 BC, then there would be no city for the Jabin of Judges 4 to rule.
In spite of the fact that the theory runs counter to Scripture, a number of evangelicals continue to hold to this view...
Continue reading All three were excavated in the 1930s and in each case a violent destruction layer was found which was dated to the end of the 13th century BC.
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Among Biblical scholars and archaeologists it is almost axiomatic that the Israelites entered Canaan about 1230–1220 B. In terms of archaeological periods, this would be towards the end of the Late Bronze Age, for which the Generally Accepted Date ( of 1230–1220 B. for the Israelite entry into Canaan, we must reject the Biblical account of Israel’s conquest of Canaanite cities.