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The Biblical Account 1400 BC was an unusual time in history.
Moses, about 40 years earlier, led a sea of people through the Red Sea.
The people leaving Egypt did not obey God as they should have (think golden calf) so forty years were spent traveling through a vast desert wasteland.
During these 40 years God miraculously provided manna, meat, water and the Ten Commandments for the people to survive.
The first documented excavation occurred in 18 by the famous British engineer Charles Warren.
He was intent to lead them from Egypt straight to the Promised Land.
Moses takes them within sight of the Promised Land. His strategy: just let the people in the front carrying the ark of God start walking into the water and it will naturally part allowing all the people to walk through on dry ground. His next challenge is conquering the heavily fortified ancient city of Jericho.
His strategy is given to him by God in Joshua 6:3-5: You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. The conquest of Canaan has just been inaugurated through a river stopping and a fortified city being defeated through the combination of marching, music and shouting.
The men of Jericho laugh as they watch what can best be described as unconventional warfare tactics. The biblical account makes for a fanciful bedtime story, but can the Bible really be accurately communicating an historical event?
A Remarkable Dig The archaeological world first turned their gaze toward Jericho beginning in the late 1800’s.
On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. At least this is the history described in the Bible.And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him. After the final shout the walls of Jericho fall down. Can an intellectual person really embrace the biblical account of Jericho?