Today we’re talking about evidence from archeology. The book of Joshua records in detail how God supernaturally aided Israel in conquering Jericho, the first city to fall in Israel’s conquest of Canaan. Not surprisingly, the historicity of this story has been ridiculed by modern skeptics as unreliable.
But … according to Bryan Windle of The Archaeology Report, excavations around the site of Jericho reveal that the ancient walls fell flat, just as Scripture states. Interestingly, one small portion of the wall appears to have not fallen, a part archeologists conclude was a poor part of the city on which houses were built. Can anyone say “Rahab?” What’s more, Jericho’s ruins reveal the city was burnt with fire, just as Joshua records. In fact, stored grain found in the carnage points to a quick takeover with no spoils being taken by the Israelites, just like the biblical record.
What else does archeology tell us? We’ll discuss that another time. Until then, for more information, go to www.hopetools.net. Stay bold!