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            1) TEL HAZOR AND THE CONQUEST UNDER JOSHUA 

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TITLE: “The Dating of Hazor’s Destruction in Joshua 11 via Biblical, Archaeological, & Epigraphical Evidence”

AUTHOR: Douglas Petrovich

SELECTED QUOTE: “The only tenable solution for dating the destruction of the Hazor of Joshua 11 is to place it firmly at the close of Late Bronze I, as the Biblical narrative matches perfectly with the archaeological evidence that relates both to Late Bronze I and the transition into Late Bronze II.”

 
  

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            The article presented here is an edited and expanded version of the article of virtually the same name that was published in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Sept 2008). “The Dating of Hazor’s Destruction in Joshua 11 via Biblical, Archaeological, & Epigraphical Evidence” explores the Late-Bronze-Age destructions visible at Biblical Hazor, which is located in the Jordan Rift Valley to the north of the Sea of Galilee, that are candidates for the destruction recorded in Joshua 11. Is the destruction of Hazor in Joshua 11 connected with the destruction visible in the stratum of the Late Bronze IIB/III Age (1300–1200 BC), or the one visible in the stratum of the Late Bronze I Age (1550–1400 BC)? How does one’s view of the dating of this destruction fit together with the chronological statements found in the OT, and thus influence one’s understanding of how to interpret the Bible? Much more is at stake than meets the eye!

 
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