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Difficulty of site identification and absence of Exodus remains poses problem
The problem of Kadesh-Barnea is simply stated: Has the site been correctly identified? If so, why have we found no remains from the Exodus period? Kadesh-Barnea was the most important stop on the Exodus. The site also has special connections...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1981
Does the Exodus tradition in the Bible preserve the memory of their entry into Canaan?
One of the most obscure periods in the history of Palestine is the Middle Bronze I period (commonly referred to as MBI) which extended from about 2200 B.C. to about 2000 B.C. Who were the MBI people? We really don’t know. On the basis of my...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 1983
Clutching at catchlines
The Book of Ezra/Nehemiah begins where the two books of Chronicles end—at the proclamation of Cyrus, king of Persia, allowing the Jews to return to their land after the Babylonian Exile. The conventional wisdom—for the past 150 years—has it...
Bible Review, Spring 1987
Excavating the biblical text reveals ancient Jewish prayers
In 586 B.C.E.a Jerusalem lay devastated—the Temple in ruins, the king’s palace destroyed. The Babylonians, led by the fearsome Nebuchadnezzar, had deported Judah’s most prominent citizens to Babylonia. There they lived in exile for 50 years...
Bible Review, August 1990
String of desert fortresses uncovered in Central Negev
An enormous number of Iron Age fortresses have been uncovered in the Central Negev, especially in recent years. The question is, what are they doing here? The answer depends in large part on who built them. And to determine who built them, we...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1985