Redating the exodus and conquest bimson
The Bible points to a date for the Exodus in the 15th Century B. and the archaeological evidence, as interpreted by Bimson, corresponds very closely to, the biblical chronology. Bimson argues forcefully and with great clarity (as well as in considerable detail) for his theory which runs counter to current scholarly opinion.A critical examination of the thirteenth century dating of the Exodus.
Judges – 300 years between Jephthah's day and the conquest (supports 1445 date) d. This name is mentioned as one of the store cities built by the Hebrew slaves, Exod. Also this same district in Egypt near Goshen is called Rameses, Gen. Avaris/Zoan/Tanis was known as "House of Rameses" from 1300-1100 4.
According to the Bible, the Israelites conquered and destroyed Jericho. Indeed, no trace of occupation at Jericho has been found between about 1300 B. Despite extensive excavations at the site commonly identified as Ai, the archaeologists have discovered no evidence of occupation between about 24 B. C.2 At Gibeon, with whose people Joshua made a treaty, according to the Bible (Joshua 9), no Late Bronze Age city has been found.3 James B.
But according to the archaeologists—and the site has been very extensively excavated—there was no city at Jericho in 1230–1220 B. Pritchard, Gibeon’s excavator, commented that the anomalies encountered at Jericho, Ai and Gibeon “suggest that we have reached an impasse on the question of supporting the traditional view of the conquest with archaeological undergirding.”4 But this is just the beginning.
That is a very interesting story in it’s own right.
In the 1920’s and 30’s it was assumed by most archaeologists working in Israel and the Near East that there was a mass exodus of Israelites from Egypt and a military campaign by the Israelites in the Levant [the land that comprises modern day Israel today] as the Bible states. 1989 'The Origins of Israel in Canaan An Examination of Recent Theories', Themelios 15 4-15. The Bible describes the Israelite conquest of Canaan at length and refers to a number of cities encountered by Joshua and his armies.