The Ebal Altar

The Mount Ebal “altar” (PRECISELY 32°14’22.40″N, 35°17’15.89″E, AND NOWHERE ELSE) was an Middle Iron Age structure. According to Israel Finkelstein, its pottery is Middle Iron I, around 1050-1035 BC. Even though it contains a Ramesside scarab, the structure’s pottery is 11th, not 13th/12th century BC, and, therefore, cannot be Joshua’s altar mentioned in Joshua 8:30.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

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