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  • The Search for Joshua's Ai at Khirbet el-Maqatir, 2011: Days Seven to Ten

    ancestral home at Bethlehem (about 15 miles south of our site). Unfortunately, while we found pottery from the time of Joshua in almost every square - even one beneath the foundation of the monastery - this season we did not reach architecture from the...
  • The Search for Joshua's Ai at Khirbet el-Maqatir: Season 9-Set Up Day

    for tomorrow. This year, our team will be working in three different areas: The 15th century BC fortress of Ai from Joshua's time The 2nd-1st century BC Hasmonean fortress The 4th-6th century AD Byzantine monastery. We are all ready to go tomorrow,...
  • Excavating at Joshua's Ai: Podcast

    podcast, Ted discusses the evidence that Maqatir is Ai, and he shares about his experience digging with ABR. Excavating at Joshua's Ai (off-site link).
  • Media Pictures for ABR's Search for Joshua's Ai

    strictly prohibited without express written consent of the Associates for Biblical Research, copyright 2010. The Search for Joshua's Ai Pictures for Media
  • The Search for Joshua's Ai at Khirbet el-Maqatir, 2011: Day Six

    el-Maqatir. Much to Dr. Bryant Wood's chagrin, we have not made much progress on the Late Bronze 1 fortress (the Ai of Joshua). What we hoped was a substantial wall of the fortress that straddled Jim Luther's and my squares was apparently a later...
  • ABR Dig and Tour: Days 1 and 2

    The Search for Joshua's Ai recently resumed on May 19, 2010. Several travelers embarked on an optional tour in the Holy Land prior to the beginning of our 2010 excavation season at Khirbet el-Maqatir. The location of Joshua's Ai has been a matter of...
  • Traditional Site of Bethel Questioned

    in the 1300-1200 B.C. period at several sites, there is no biblical support whatever that these destructions were caused by Joshua’s troops.[21] BETHEL SITE QUESTIONED One other foundation for the late date is the name “Rameses” in Egypt, supposedly...
  • Book Review: From Abraham to Paul: A Biblical Chronology: Part II

    destruction to between 1580 and 1550 B.C., which is about 150 to 170 years before the destruction described in the book of Joshua (1406 B.C.). Bryant Wood has challenged Kenyon’s dates based on the pottery found in City IV. For the radiocarbon dating,...
  • David Rohl's Revised Egyptian Chronology: A View From Palestine

    material support for the traditional history of the Israelite nation, as handed down in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, is virtually non-existent (7). This statement is, of course, grossly exaggerated and...
  • Confessions of an Armchair Archaeologist

    es-Sultan-the site of ancient Jericho. His analysis of Jericho's destruction matched Mrs. Walker's lesson from the book of Joshua. In that moment, my faith took flight like a wounded bird released from captivity. Inspired by Dr. Wood's research, I...
  • Join ABR on the Dig in Israel

    The location of Joshua's Ai has been a matter of mystery and controversy 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...
  • Armchair Archaeology and the New Atheism

    One such example concerns the conquest of Canaan, which is frequently filed under the categories of fiction and myth. Joshua’s campaign is usually assumed to be fictitious, but there is a parallel example from Egypt that mirrors Joshua’s account. In...
  • Joshua's Ai Exhibit At Houston Baptist University

    exhibit of 42 artifacts from excavations in Israel at Khirbet el-Maqatir, thought to be the site of ancient Ai from Joshua 7-8. The Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria has approved the loan of these artifacts for exhibit at the Houston Baptist...
  • Search for and Discovery of Joshua's Ai

    Please watch this four minute video created by ABR Volunteer Roy Crase from the 2010 Season at Khirbet el-Maqatir... This is an enormously important apologetic project that is critical in defending the historical reliability of the Bible in this age of...
  • In Search of Joshua's Ai: 11th Season of Excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir Now Complete

    The 11th season of excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir is now in the books. The first week was pretty amazing so that would make the second week almost spectacular! We opened the subterranean structure in Dr. Merrill's square by taking off the covering...
  • Khirbet el-Maqatir: A Fortress in the Highlands of Canaan and Proposed New Site for Joshua's Ai

    from eleven seasons of excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir. No other site meets all the criteria necessary to be the Ai of Joshua 7-8. Read Dr. Wood's most recent report on the excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir (PDF Link).
  • The Search for Joshua's Ai at Khirbet el-Maqatir, 2011: Day Two

    finding new walls and clarifying things about the old ones. It looks like he has walls from both the Late Bronze I Ai of Joshua fortress as well as the later Hasmonean fortress. One of Brian's walls has now been clarified as continuing into Dr. Gene...
  • The Search for Joshua's Ai: Digging in Israel with ABR

    Ai is simply an embarrassment to every view of the conquest that takes the biblical and archaeological evidence seriously.' Or at least, that is what many of the critics say... To answer and refute these criticisms and find the true site where these...
  • Joshua's Ai Exhibit At Houston Baptist University Interview with Scott Stripling

    Hear Dr. Scott Stripling talk about the Khirbet el-Maqatir Exhibit at Houston Baptist University and the Symposium on February 8, 2014. 140121_HBU_BIBLICAL_ARCHAEOLOGICAL_CONFERENCE_INTERVIEW.mp3
  • The Search for Joshua's Ai at Khirbet el-Maqatir, 2011: Days Three to Five

    I got lost in a flurry of activity this week and have missed a couple days of reporting. Today is Saturday and a bunch of us went to the Shabbat service with Jewish believers in Jesus here at Yad HaShmonah. Earlier this morning we actually experienced...

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