There has been some debate about whether there is any archaeological evidence for the Bible’s account of the battle of Jericho.
The argument boils down to one of dates; there’s always arguments about dates. The interesting thing is what was found in the excavations at the place we believe was Jericho (and even that is an assumption).
- This article, The saga of Jericho, has a good overview, and comes down firmly on the side of the Bible being right.
- You can find a more detailed discussion of the archaeology here: Did the Israelites conquer Jericho? A new look at the archaeological evidence.
- Finally, if you really love pottery shards, then this article is for you: Dating Jericho’s destruction: Bienkowski is wrong on all counts.
And, of course, you can also watch it on youtube.