2488 1st month (Nissan) called Hodesh Haviv because the majority of wheat harvested during it.

Thus on 28th of the month when miracle of walls fall, grain bins full of wheat (not barley which matures later in season) in Jericho as this first conquest was to be left consecrated.




Excerpts fro bibleplaces. com

Jericho Neolithic tower

Neolithic Tower

Discovered and excavated by Kathleen Kenyon in her Trench I, the Neolithic tower was built and destroyed in Pre-Pottery Neolithic A, which Kenyon dated to 8000-7000 B.C.  The 8m diameter tower stands 8m tall and was connected on the inside of a 4m thick wall.  

On the basis of this discovery, archaeologists have claimed that Jericho is the "oldest city in the world."  Clearly such monumental construction reflects social organization and central authority, but there are good reasons to question both its dating to the 8th millennium B.C. and its function as a defensive fortification.

MB Revetment Wall

From the excavations of Sellin and Watzinger, archaeologists have recognized the existence of a large revetment wall that supported the slope of the tell in the Middle Bronze Age.  

This revetment wall was composed of large Cyclopean stones and supported a mudbrick wall above it.  This southern portion of the wall was exposed in 1997.

Jericho Middle Bronze revetment wall

Jericho mudbrick wall with Bryant Wood

Collapsed MB Wall

Sellin and Watzinger and later Kenyon found remains of a collapsed mudbrick wall at the base of the stone revetment wall.  

Bryant Wood points to the base of that mudbrick wall.  All agree that the wall fell down, but they differ on the date.  Wood's conclusions are the most informed and they date the destruction of the wall to the time of Joshua (1400 B.C.)

Storejars of Grain

Both Garstang and Kenyon found dozens of storejars full of grain from the last Canaanite city of Jericho.  The obvious conclusion: these were from the time of the harvest when the city was burned (not looted) by Joshua. As such, the archaeological record fits the biblical record at this point precisely.  

The storejars pictured here still remain in one of Kenyon's balks at Jericho.

Jericho storejars filled with grain in Kenyon's balk


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