In the previous post we saw that as well as being flatly contradicted by the archaeological evidence the Southern and Northern Campaigns of Joshua 10 and 11 don’t line up with the rest of the conquest accounts in Joshua, Judges, and Samuel.
We concluded that before trying to understand how the archaeological evidence fits with the text, we first need to understand why the texts don’t fit each other. Continue reading
Michael Licona recites the Sermon on the Mount in the area it was originally given.
Joshua 10 and 11 contain the accounts of the Southern and Northern campaigns describing the conquest of Canaan. Though they make for exciting reading, these chapters present the careful reader with a number of problems. Continue reading
When someone inquiring about the views of a friend asked me, “…and when does he think the Exodus happened?”, I responded, “1446 BC.” “Good,” he nodded approvingly, “he believes what the Bible says.” Continue reading
Standing on the western slope of Mt Tabor, looking first south towoard Mt Gilboa, then west toward Megiddo over Jezreel Valley/Plain of Esdraelon , finishing with a view of the southernmost end of the hills of Lower Galilee, with Nazareth perched on top. Continue reading
Reading itineraries has a similar effect on the mind as reading genealogies. But, it’s worth ploughing through them for the same reason we should suffer the name lists – there’s often more in there than meets the eye. The Exodus itineraries are no exception. Continue reading
One Jerusalem’s more magical experiences – listening to the evening’s cacophony 🙂