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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
  • Further Considerations on the Location of Bethel at El-Bireh

    The correct locations for both biblical Bethel and its twin city of Ai are crucial for chronology (since excavation at the-wrong sites could be completely misleading chronologically), topography (this should fit the detailed biblical description) and...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founders-corner/3572-further-considerations-on-the-location-of-bethel-at-elbireh
  • 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
  • Beth Aven: A Scholarly Conundrum

    a viable site for Beth Aven. The reason is clear. Since the inception of historical-geographical research in Palestine, Bethel and Ai have been incorrectly located, thus obscuring the location of Beth Aven. This article was first published in the Fall...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3552-beth-aven-a-scholarly-conundrum
  • From Ramesses to Shiloh: Archaeological Discoveries Bearing on the Exodus-Judges Period

    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, according to Eusebius, Bethel was located approximately 12 Roman miles, equivalent to...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2403-from-ramesses-to-shiloh-archaeological-discoveries-bearing-on-the-exodusjudges-period
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Four

    valley is adjacent to the spring at El Bireh, which Livingston (1970, 1971, 1994) identifies as the location of ancient Bethel. Moreover, the ingress of the ambush force would have been visible from the site of Kh. Nisya itself. While there is a high...

    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

    It lies on the east side of the main north-south ridge road through the central hill country, running from Jerusalem to Bethel (modern El Bireh)1 west of the site and on to Shechem to the north. A major east-west road proceeded from Rabbah in...

    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 Three

    The topography surrounding the site of Ai had to be such that the primary ambush force could not be seen from either Ai or Bethel, the neighboring Canaanite city to the west. Based upon the combination of mildly contradictory directional indicators...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3117-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-three
  • The ABR Excavation at Khirbet el-Maqatir: Review of Past Work and Report on the 2009 Season

    showing the 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...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3588-the-abr-excavation-at-khirbet-elmaqatir-review-of-past-work-and-report-on-the-2009-season
  • The Duration of the Israelite Sojourn In Egypt

    case seems to be such that we can answer in the affirmative. Both Ur and Haran were flourishing at the time. Shechem and Bethel were uninhabited,[xxi] but the Jordan valley was well populated (Ibrahim, Sauer and Yassine 1976: 51–54). In the Negev, there...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/3228-the-duration-of-the-israelite-sojourn-in-egypt
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  • The Search for Joshua's Ai

    The sites of Joshua's Ai, Beth Aven and Bethel, are chronologically and geographically 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...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3701-the-search-for-joshuas-ai
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part One

    other expedients. Far the most plausible suggestion is that the story of Josh., ch. 8, originally referred to the taking of Bethel, of which we are told in Judg. 1:22-26, but which is not mentioned in Joshua [Bright (1981: 131)]. Bright’s reconstruction...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2980-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-one
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Two

    battle was 12E. From Joshua 8:17, this number included the entire population of Ai plus, evidently, the fighting men from Bethel, who had joined the men of Ai in pursuing Israel. How can the constituent parts of the 12E be estimated? Let us assume that...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3302-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-two
  • Hittites and Hethites: A Proposed Solution to an Etymological Conundrum

    and fifteenth century, to a resurgence under Tudḫaliya I/II at the beginning of the Empire period. 3. The informer from Bethel (mid-fourteenth century bc). Judges 1 describes the period after the death of Joshua (v. 1) and prior to the oppressions, when...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/divided-kingdom/2796-hittites-and-hethites-a-proposed-solution-to-an-etymological-conundrum
  • Locating Sodom: A Critique of the Northern Proposal

    (kikkar) as the area where he would pasture his flocks. Collins interprets the location of the event as “the environs of Bethel/Ai” (2007: 71). Thus, when Lot “set out toward the east” (Gn 13:11), he would have traveled to the area of the southernJordan...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/patriarchal-era/3217-locating-sodom-a-critique-of-the-northern-proposal
  • A History of ABR: Its Founders and Associates (1969-1994)

    to him, "Is it possible they have mistaken the identity of Ai? What if the archaeology was wrong and the ancient cities of Bethel and Ai were actually located in some other place?" BUT the answer from the scholars was always "Bethel IS at Beitin, so...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/56-support/ministry-and-mission-of-abr/2688-a-history-of-abr-its-founders-and-associates-19691994
  • Researching Ai

    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 8:9, 12), Jebel Abu...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3908-researching-ai
  • The Biblical Date for the Exodus is 1446 BC: A Response to James Hoffmeier

    Use of Placenames in the Hebrew Bible Later Name Late Name Replacing Earlier Name Earlier Name plus Later Name Bethel Gen 12:8 (2); 13:3 (2) = 4 0 Dan Gen 14:14; Deut 34:1 = 2 0 Hebron Gen 13:18; 23:19; 37:14; Num 13:22 (2); Josh 10:3; 5; 23; 36; 39;...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/exodus-from-egypt/2954-the-biblical-date-for-the-exodus-is-1446-bc-a-response-to-james-hoffmeier

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