American Indians -------Reuben - Seminole Indians -------Napthali - Argentina to Chile -------Asher - Columbia to Uruguay -------Issachar - Mexicans Hebrews and Israelites are the same people. Clifford Wilson, in a published multi-volume work,over 4000 separate archeological discoveries have verified theaccuracy and historicity of the biblical record. In 1934-39, excavations were conducted at ancient Mari on theEuphrates River. He then sojourned inHarran Syria for several years, and then lived in Canaan Israel. The consequences of this error are enormous as many people areeffectively looking 'in the wrong place' in terms of the relevanttime period for evidence, or lack of evidence in the case of theanti-Biblicists. His ancestors and cousins had slipped into idolatry wellbefore his time, as is evident from Genesis 31:30, 31:53, andJoshua 24:2.
Further to this, it is often forgotten that the Bible also recordsthat the Israeiltes did not live in cities to any marked degreeuntil considerably later, as they are recorded as continuing tolive in tents for some considerable time after the conquest underJoshua. Theresults accord with Jewish history and tradition and refutetheories which would allege that Jewish communities consist mostlyof converts. Today's Jews, who are mostly thechildren of Jacob's son Judah, are the identifiable remainder ofJacob's descendants. They were the ancestors of today's Jews. It is also clear that the Bible record thus matches theavailable evidence in terms of the type of settlement originallyemployed by the Israelites.
Theywere Western Semites and lived in northern Mesopotamia. Only three cities arerecorded as having been burnt with fire during the initial conquestperiod. The word Hebrews can continue to refer to Abraham's descendantsuntil the lifetime of Jacob. We possess the names and dates of our ancestors and leaders in anunbroken chain for 3800 years. Gen:17:10: This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me andyou and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall becircumcised. Many of these relate to the OldTestament and in particular, the history of Israel, includingspecific details about its origin.
The Israelites were given God's laws to live by. It is very possible that the Hebrews were a breakaway Canaanite group that moved out of the rich Canaanite plains to establish their own society. This, especially in view of thecommon acceptance of other non-biblical historical events for whichthere is a far less degree or weight of evidence. Answer Opinion on the Evidence Although it is undoubtedly true that we have only discovered afraction of a fraction of a fraction of the possible evidence,there is without doubt an impressive body of evidence which iscompletely in accord with the Bible's record of events relatingspecifrically to the origin of the Israelites. So, the inhabitants of the landwould already have been in a weakened state militarily. These analyses havedebunked the recent canard which spuriously attempted to traceEuropean Jewry from the Khazars; as well as claims made by certainBlack Churches.
Opinion on bias Some modern archaeologists are viewed by their peers as'revisionists' in terms of their bias in that they are seeking to'rewrite history'. During the time of theoccupation by Israel of the Sinai Peninsula, he was able toexcavate at Kadesh-Barnea. Poetically, Abraham himself Genesis ch. It has been said that historians of ancienthistory appreciate the weight of evidence required to provide'sufficient evidence' supporting a particular occurrence and acceptmany things which would in a different environment be regarded asunproven. An Israelite is a Jew, descendants of the tribes of Israel Jacob grandson of Abraham. However, it is worth noting that prior to 1993,there was no Palestinian self-rule at any time in history when theidentity or its Levantine Arab predecessor … existed. Themajority of the Canaanites chose to fight and initiated the battlethemselves Joshua ch.
A centuryand a half later Babylon conquered Judah and did the same thing -deported the aristocracy to Babylon and introduced an unsympatheticruling class from Mesopotamia. Archaeological finds, such as the Ugarit documents and those ofNuzu, Mari, Susa, Ebla, and Tel el-Amarna, have repeatedly causedthe critics to retract their claims. Clifford Wilson, in a published multi-volume work, over 4000separate archeological discoveries have verified the accuracy andhistoricity of the biblical record. The results accord with Jewishhistory and tradition and refute theories which would allege thatJewish communities consist mostly of converts. All these names arefound in Genesis ch.
They found that ancient towns were named after theancestors of Abraham: The city of Nahor was found near the city of Harran which exists tothis day. Some of Jacob's Israelite descendants were exiled to Assyria 2500years ago and are today unknown. They say that after 430 years in Egypt, the Israelites must have absorbed some words and customs from the Egyptians, yet their language was quite close to the West Semitic spoken by their nearest neighbours. Thissupports the Bible account of the origin and conquest. Gen:17:12: And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised amongyou, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house,or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. According to the Bible, Jacob's family settled in Egypt, where theygrew in numbers but were eventually enslaved.
Going further back, even the so-called 'Biblical archaeologists'were not without their faults. Ancient Hebrew was closely related to the West Semitic used by the Canaanites and their near neighbours, and much of the early construction and pottery finds in the area occupied by the Hebrew settlers was very similar to Canaanite architecture and pottery. On the Israelites of the northern kingdom, as I said earlier theten northern tries did not disappear, their ruling class wasdisplaced to Assyria and did not return, but the mass of Israelitesof those ten tribes remained under the imported ruling class. This is the location where it isbelieved that Israel spent a large portion of the 40 years in thewilderness. Youhave struggled with God and with men, and you have won; so yourname will be Israel. Thus, it would be a reasonable expectation that therewould be some evidence of the two million or so people, even thoughsome archaeologists point out that there are a number of recordedinstances where people are known to have existed yet have left norecord. Rudolph Cohen, then head of the Israel AntiquitiesAuthority, had by that time been digging in the Negev region ofSouthern Israel for over 25 years.
By the time of the Babylonian Exile, the Jews had begun to refer tothemselves synonymously as Israelites, establishing a justificationfor recovering the 'lost' kingdom of Israel for Judah. Later, his descendants sojourned in Egypt before returning to Palestine. Further to this, although the location ofAi is the subject of some dispute, both Jericho and Hazor wereindeed burned with fire in the relevant period of time. Thus we find, thatsome of the facts mentioned above agree entirely with the pictureone would expect to find according to the biblical record of theorigin of the Israelites. The Biblerecords that the land was not heavily settled at that time and alsothat only three cities were burned as the intention was to inhabitthe land and to live in 'cities which you did not build'. Albright, for example, ignored theBible and went for a late date for the Exodus, which created allsorts of other difficulties, since it does not match the totalamount of evidence which supports the earlier date.
Allthese names are found in Genesis ch. Rudolph Cohen, then head of the Israel AntiquitiesAuthority, had by that time been digging in the Negev region ofSouthern Israel for over 25 years. But the words Hebrews Israelites andJews are occasionally interchanged. They say the Israelites werethemselves Canaanites, who left the region of the rich coastalcities and settled peacefully in the hitherto sparsely populatedCanaanite hinterland. Answer: The evidence of Genesis and Joshua is not hard historical material,containing as it does a lot of non-historical and religiousmaterial and accounts which are folklore written down over athousand years later.