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Assuming et-tell is required, the following results were found.

  • Location of Biblical Bethel and Ai Reconsidered

    Others have said that Bethel is near Shechem.[13] As a result of his excavations, Joseph Callaway’s conclusion is that et-Tell was Ai, but that the Conquest was in Iron I (12th century B.C.),[14] later than most scholars accept. Grintz has suggested...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founders-corner/2603-location-of-biblical-bethel-and-ai-reconsidered
  • Text and Tell: The Excavations at Bethsaida

    polis and named it after Julia, the daughter of Caesar [Augustus] (Antiquities 18:28; LCL 9:25). However, the excavator of Et-Tell, Rami Arav, has suggested, based on some coins, that it was 'the wife of Caesar Augustus and mother of Tiberias Caesar...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/3692-text-and-tell-the-excavations-at-bethsaida
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Three

    CRITERIAL SCREEN Three candidate sites for Joshua’s Ai emerge from past research as follows: (a) the traditional site, et-Tell; (b) Kh. Nisya; and, (c) Kh. el-Maqatir. Depicted in Figure 1 is the portion of the Benjamin hill country of interest to this...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3117-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-three
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part One

    criterial screen, which is applied to the three candidate sites for Joshua’s Ai that emerge from past research; namely, et-Tell, Khirbet Nisya, and Khirbet el-Maqatir. Even this very limited three-parameter screen is sufficiently explicit that only one...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2980-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-one
  • Beth Aven: A Scholarly Conundrum

    1924 he suggested the village of Burqa as the location of Beth Aven (145). Fifteen years later he revised the location to et-Tell (1939: 16-17) and 24 years after that to Deir Dibwan (1963: 29). Kh. Haiyan C.W. Wilson appears to be the first to attempt...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3552-beth-aven-a-scholarly-conundrum
  • Three Woes!

    of Bethsaida. The Bethsaida Excavation Project (BEP) is conducting excavations at Bethsaida-Julias, a site also known as et-Tell (not to be confused with the et-Tell incorrectly identified as Ai). Bethsaida-Julias is located 1.5 miles north of the Sea...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/new-testament-era/2330-three-woes
  • The Search for Joshua's Ai

    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 correct, no viable location for Beth Aven has been suggested. A detailed...

    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 Four

    viable egress routes characterized by descents and shebarim formations exist within 3 kilometers. However, in the case of et-Tell, egress back toward Jericho from the north side of the site would have required a precipitous descent down the steep walls...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2982-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-four
  • Researching Ai

    had come to the conclusion, largely through the influence of W.F. Albright (1924), that Joshua's Ai should be located at et-Tell, about 9 mi (15 km) north of Jerusalem. Et- Tell, however, does not meet the biblical requirements for Ai, the most obvious...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3908-researching-ai
  • From Ramesses to Shiloh: Archaeological Discoveries Bearing on the Exodus-Judges Period

    is crucial for finding Ai. Looking east of Beitin, the only candidate with remains earlier than the Hellenistic period is et-Tell. In an influential 1924 article William F. Albright lent his support to this site as the location of Ai.50 Later he stated:...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/2403-from-ramesses-to-shiloh-archaeological-discoveries-bearing-on-the-exodusjudges-period
  • Let The Evidence Speak

    cultic centers seemed to have been singled out for especially harsh treatment by the conquerors. Excavations at et-Tell have presumably 'wiped out the historical credibility of the conquest of Ai.' 14 The identification of et-Tell as Joshua's Ai,...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/4137-let-the-evidence-speak
  • From the Mailbag

    Archaeology Review 16.2 [1990]: 44-58). Regarding Ai, through a series of blunders, scholars accepted the identification of et-Tell, ca. 10 mi. north of Jerusalem, as the site of Joshua's Ai.At et-Tell, however, there was no occupation at the time of...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/founder-s-corner/3773-from-the-mailbag
  • The ABR Excavation at Khirbet el-Maqatir: Review of Past Work and Report on the 2009 Season

    candidate for Joshua's Ai (Joshua 7-8). The site is located approximately 9 mi north of Jerusalem and 0.6 mi west of et-Tell, the site most scholars identify as Joshua's Ai. There is a major problem identifying et-Tell as Joshua's Ai, however, as the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3588-the-abr-excavation-at-khirbet-elmaqatir-review-of-past-work-and-report-on-the-2009-season
  • Biblical Archaeology in 2013

    by a presentation given by Gerald Mattingly of Johnson University. His paper dealt with Joseph Calloway's expedition to et-Tell, which secular scholars take to be biblical Ai. Calloway, who taught at Southern Baptist Seminary, entered into...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/contemporary-issues/3613-biblical-archaeology-in-2013
  • Testing the Factuality of the Conquest of Ai Narrative in the Book of Joshua: Part Two

    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 el-Maqâþir. Throughout this paper, the...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/conquest-of-canaan/3302-testing-the-factuality-of-the-conquest-of-ai-narrative-in-the-book-of-joshua-part-two
  • Join ABR on the Dig in Israel

    since the beginnings of archaeological research in Israel. Scholars have concluded that the location of Joshua's Ai is at et-Tell. They have also used this conclusion to discredit the Biblical account of Joshua 7-8 because there is no evidence of...

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

    https://biblearchaeology.org/component/tags/et-tell?Itemid=245
  • A Typical Israelite Community in the OT Period

    geographic issues such as the specific question of the location of Ai. While in recent decades, Ai has been located at et-Tell, this site does not fit the biblical data. More recently, ABR archaeologists have focused on Khirbet el-Maqatir. It is...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/research/judges-united-monarchy/2648-a-typical-israelite-community-in-the-ot-period
  • Digging Joshua's Ai and Searching for Jesus' Ephraim

    since the beginnings of archaeological research in Israel. Scholars have concluded that the location of Joshua’s Ai is at et-Tell. They have also used this conclusion to discredit the Biblical account of Joshua 7-8 because there is no evidence of...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/current-events-list/4254-digging-joshua-s-ai-and-searching-for-jesus-ephraim
  • ABR Dig and Tour: Days 1 and 2

    and controversy since the beginnings of archaeological research in Palestine. Most archaeologists locate Joshua's Ai at et-Tell, .6 miles east of our site. At et-Tell there is no indication of occupation at the time of Joshua. This has led scholars to...

    https://biblearchaeology.org/current-events-list/3369-abr-dig-and-tour-days-1-and-2

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