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-Archeological Discovery Supporting Israelite Exodus and Entry into Canaan

by Dr. D ~ May 8th, 2009

image April 8, 2009 — Archeologists at Haifa University have announced a major find connected to the Israelite exodus from Egypt just in time for Passover.

According to archaeologist Prof. Adam Zertal of the University of Haifa:

"The structures that we found in the Jordan valley are the first sites that the people of Israel built upon entering Canaan and they testify to the biblical concept of ownership of the land with the foot. The biblical text testifies to the antiquity of these compounds in Israel’s ceremonials, and the ‘foot’ structures were built by an organized community that had a central leadership."

Two of the five sites found are said to date from the 13th century BC.  These are very import discoveries since they support the Bible and undermine the position of many archeologists who doubt the Biblical account of Israel’s exodus from Egypt and entry into Canaan.

Response: This discovery is really good news for those of us who believe in and support the Bible.

It has become particularly fashionable among archeologists to take a ‘minimalist’ approach to the Bible–to completely disregard Bible accounts unless they are proven without a doubt. Also, a lot money lately has actually gone to European archeological research to disprove the Bible. Much of it from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim sources with vested interests to see Israeli claims on Palestine weakened.              *Top

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3 Responses to -Archeological Discovery Supporting Israelite Exodus and Entry into Canaan

  1. Spoonman

    Just to be clear: archaeologists do not prima facie dismiss the account of Exodus as completely false. They say that there isn’t a shred of evidence to substantiate it. In fact, most archaeologists regard the biblical text (the original Jewish versions, not the versions corrupted, misinterpreted and mangled by christians) as a fairly accurate historical document with quite a bit of exaggeration.

    That being said, there’s been quite a bit of evidence backing some of the stories in the bible in recent years, however, that in no way corroborates and of the more fantastical claims therein. For example, when Jericho was found, it confirms that a city named Jericho existed and perhaps that it was destroyed in a battle. It does not confirm that it was destroyed by the blowing of horns.

    To give an example: imagine archaeologists 3000 years from now jumping for joy that they’ve finally confirmed the existence of “The Spiderman” because they’ve just unearthed the lost city of New York that had been documented in the ancient texts.

    Your bible makes extraordinary claims…that requires extraordinary proof. Ordinary proof is proof only of ordinary events.

  2. Dr. D

    Spoonman-

    Your statement: “the biblical text (the original Jewish versions, not the versions corrupted, misinterpreted and mangled by christians)” is incorrect.

    The Dead Sea texts have shown that the Jewish texts have not been corrupted or mangled by Christians but are substantially identical to the current Hebrew Biblical texts recognized by both Christians and Jews.

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