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  • Deborah Hurn

    January 25, 2021 at 6:48 am

    Thomas, you can ask the admin (Luke on live chat) to delete your post if you wish.

    Google Earth measurements of Tall as-Sultan (Jericho)

    perimeter: 855 m

    area: 4.2 ha (10.4 ac)

    I have a ref somewhere (can’t find it presently) that says the population of ancient Jericho was about 1200 people.

    The 31 city-states whose kings Joshua overcame (Josh 12:7-24) have tels of comparable size (some smaller, some larger): so the Canaanite population at the time of the Conquest was maybe 50k? I know some archaeologists say 150k. But on the scale we are debating (2 million Israelites), it doesn’t affect the disparity much.

    Deu_4:38  To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
    Deu_7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
    Deu_9:1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
    Deu_11:23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.