The Altar on Mount Ebal by Richard S. Hess

John Walton on 9 years ago. Tagged under .

Bible-BackgroundsIt is quite rare for archaeology to actually excavate something that is referred to in the Bible. A few examples exist where the ruins of a building are believed to belong to something mentioned in Scripture (for example, the possibility that the Temple of Baal Berit mentioned in Judges 9 has been excavated at Shechem; or that Omri and Ahab’s palace has been located in Samaria). One of the more recent finds that has been identified with what is referred to in the Bible is the Altar on Mt. Ebal. In his Joshua contribution to ZIBBCOT, Richard S. Hess evaluates the evidence:

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