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Assuming el is required, and bireh is required, the following results were found.

  • Beth Aven: A Scholarly Conundrum

    1-3) and Smith (1899) also thought Beth Aven could be at Kh. Haiyan. Although west of Mukhmas, Kh. Haiyan is east of El Bireh (=Bethel, Livingston 1998) rather than northeast as the Bible requires. In addition, excavation and surveys have shown that the...
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  • Excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir: 1995 to 2000 and 2009 to 2011

    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 Transjordan, past the...
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Four

    the west of the site for the 30E primary ambush force to lie in wait, the head of that 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...
  • Locating Biblical Bethel

    Templars to commemorate that event in the life of Jesus [when his parents returned to Jerusalem to look for Him], since el Bireh is the limit of the first day's journey of pilgrim caravans northward from Jerusalem (1882: 87). How can the location of La...
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Two

    sites for the fortress of Ai conquered by Joshua. It 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...
  • The Old Testament and the Ancient Near East: Profits and Losses

    of the Associates for Biblical Research excavated at Kh. el-Maqatir, nine miles north of Jerusalem and three miles east of El Bireh (=ancient Bethel), except for a hiatus between 2000 and 2008 caused by the outbreak of the intifada.15 Though the...
  • From the Mailbag

    shallow valley to the north in clear 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...
  • Researching Ai

    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 Ammar north...
  • 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...

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