Cities of the Biblical World
Paperback 128pp Illustrated
9780718824563   Product Code: 20922
Did Jericho's walls really come tumbling down in the time of Joshua? Archaeologists once thought they had found corroboration for the biblical story, but more recent scholarship emphasizes the difficulty of relating literary and archaeological evidence. Bartlett's overview of excavation at the site presents the most striking finds, such as a group of plastered skulls, and explains what can be reconstructed about the rest of Jericho's history from the 10th millennium BCE to Roman times. Cities of the Biblical World series.