April 8, 2009 — Archeologists at Haifa University (link NLA) 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.