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  • 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...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founders-corner/2603-location-of-biblical-bethel-and-ai-reconsidered
  • Traditional Site of Bethel Questioned

    Unfortunately, Dr. Rainey has presented little for the Beitin = Bethel case that has not already been considered. He has ably restated traditional opinions regarding the location. In spite of the evidence we present in our first article, he obviously...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founders-corner/2813-traditional-site-of-bethel-questioned
  • Beth Aven: A Scholarly Conundrum

    locate Beth Aven. In 1870 he suggested that Kh. An was Beth Aven. He located Kh. An: 'some distance below the village [of Beitin], and lower down the same valley, westward from Michmash and not far from Et-Tel (Ai) (126).' Wilson was most likely...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3552-beth-aven-a-scholarly-conundrum
  • Locating Biblical Bethel

    Most scholars today locate Old Testament Bethel at the Arab village of Beitin about 11 mi north of Jerusalem. An examination of the evidence, however, indicates that this identification in incorrect. Finding Ai has been a major focus of ABR's research...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founders-corner/2702-locating-biblical-bethel
  • Further Considerations on the Location of Bethel at El-Bireh

    OF THE LOCATION OF BETHEL In my first article (1970) I pointed out that the original proposal to locate Bethel at Beitin was made by Edward Robinson, using the references to it in the Onomasticon of Eusebius and Jerome (Robinson 1856, 1.448-51; cf....

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founders-corner/3572-further-considerations-on-the-location-of-bethel-at-elbireh
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  • From Ramesses to Shiloh: Archaeological Discoveries Bearing on the Exodus-Judges Period

    the Holy Land, Edward Robinson, made two tragic blunders that are still with us today. Robinson arrived at the village of Beitin at 7:30 in the morning on that ill-fated day and identified it as biblical Bethel based on two considerations. First,...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2403-from-ramesses-to-shiloh-archaeological-discoveries-bearing-on-the-exodusjudges-period
  • The Search for Joshua's Ai

    linked by Josh 7:2 and related passages. Joshua's Ai is commonly thought to be located at et-Tell and Bethel at Beitin. Assuming these two identifications to be correct, no viable location for Beth Aven has been suggested. A detailed review of the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3701-the-search-for-joshuas-ai
  • The Rise and Fall of the 13th Century Exodus-Conquest Theory

    used three sites as evidence for a conquest in the late 13th century BC: Tell Beit Mirsim, which he identified as Debir,5 Beitin, identified as Bethel,6 and Lachish.7 All three were excavated in the 1930s and in each case a violent destruction layer was...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2579-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-13th-century-exodusconquest-theory
  • The ABR Excavation at Khirbet el-Maqatir: Review of Past Work and Report on the 2009 Season

    locations of et-Tell, the site most scholars identify as Joshua's Ai; el-Bireh, the most likely candidate for Bethel; and Beitin, the onlyviable possibility for Beth Aven. Geographical Correspondences between Joshua's Ai and Kh. el-Maqatir Ai Must Be a...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3588-the-abr-excavation-at-khirbet-elmaqatir-review-of-past-work-and-report-on-the-2009-season
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Four

    parameter, the MB II sites listed in Table 7, Judea Sites, of Broshni & Gophna (1986: 82) are analyzed. Both Bethel (i.e., Beitin) and Gibeon are included in this table. Of the 44 entries in the table, 8 are cemeteries, leaving 36 occupied sites. Of...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2982-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-four
  • Excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir: 1995 to 2000 and 2009 to 2011

    as to the reason for building a church at this site. There were numerous other churches in nearby villages, such as Burg Beitin only 1.0 km (0.6 mi) northwest (Kelso 1958: 3, 1968: 53; Albright 1968:2; Ovadiah and de Silva 1981: 208; Bagatti 2002:...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2340-excavations-at-khirbet-elmaqatir-1995-to-2000-and-2009-to-2011
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Two

    is located 3.5 kilometers east-northeast of the modern city of El Bireh, 1.6 kilometers southeast of the modern village of Beitin, and 1.1 kilometers west of et-Tell. The precise spelling of the Arabic name for this location is as follows: Khirbet...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3302-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-two
  • Anson Rainey Passes Away at Age 81

    of Bethel in the 1970's. Rainey challenged David Livingston's conclusion that Bethel had been misidentified by scholars at Beitin. David concluded that Bethel should be at El-Bireh, while Dr. Rainey vigorously disagreed. David graciously showed that Dr....

    https://biblearchaeology.org/current-events-list/3529-anson-rainey-passes-away-at-age-81
  • The Life and Legacy of Dr. David Livingston

    work at Ai was his breakthrough research properly establishing that the city of Bethel is located at el-Bireh and not at Beitin. This correction to the work of W.F. Albright clearly fit the biblical data more precisely, and opened the door to the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/devotionals/3950-the-life-and-legacy-of-dr-david-livingston
  • A History of ABR: Its Founders and Associates (1969-1994)

    of Bethel and Ai were actually located in some other place?" BUT the answer from the scholars was always "Bethel IS at Beitin, so Et-Tell is the ONLY logical place for Ai!" They would not consider any other explanation other than the Bible was wrong!...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/56-support/ministry-and-mission-of-abr/2688-a-history-of-abr-its-founders-and-associates-19691994
  • The Duration of the Israelite Sojourn In Egypt

    and Shea 1976: 151–52. On Bethel, see Albright and Kelso 1968: 10, 21, 45. The conclusion is valid if indeed Bethel is Beitin: cf. Livingston 1970, 1971, 1994, 1998. [xxii] Both Genesis 12:6 and 21:31 use the term māqôm (“place”) rather than ‘îr...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/3228-the-duration-of-the-israelite-sojourn-in-egypt
  • Join ABR on the Dig in Israel

    AD, and a Byzantine monastery. This area is located about 9 miles due north of Jerusalem, near the modern villages of Beitin and Deir Dibwan. We believe that as further evidence emerges as a result of the sound archaeological, historical and...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/videos-and-audio/3628-join-abr-on-the-dig-in-israel
  • From the Mailbag

    view (Josh. 8:11-14), an ambush site to the west (Josh. 8:9), east of Bethel (= El Bireh) (Josh. 7:2), near Beth Aven (= Beitin) (Josh. 7:2) (see preliminary reports by Bryant G. Wood in Israel Exploration Journal 50 [2000]:123-30, 249-54; 51 [2001]:...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/3773-from-the-mailbag
  • Researching Ai

    1993: 81). The geography of Kh. el-Maqatir, which meets the geographical requirements for Joshua's Ai: near Beth-aven (=Beitin, Jos 7:2), east of Bethel (=El Bireh, Jos 7:2), Wadi Sheban is a good candidate for the ambush site between Bethel and Ai (Jos...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3908-researching-ai

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