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  • Thomas Donlon

    January 31, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    In the Bible, the area
    around Petra is called Edom, the land believed to have been settled by
    descendants of Esau, the elder twin brother of the Israelite patriarch,
    Jacob. It is likely that Petra was among those settlements occupied by
    Semitic tribes, who invaded from the area around the Dead Sea, to the
    northwest, and from the Gulf of Aqaba from the south, in the 13th
    century B.C. Petra, along with a confederation of other cities, was in
    constant conflict with the Hebrew tribes to the west.

    Depending on the timeframe of the conquest, this could be thought of as an Israelite invasion, but for those of us who believe Israel was in existence before the time of Ramses, this better matches some of the trouble during the time of the judges.

    This could be a good archaeologist for Tim Mahoney to interview. Please pass this on to one of Tim’s researchers.

    The author of the article Petra lost and found

    is Cruz Sánchez.

    At the end of the article it states “Sánchez is an archaeologist and author specializing in the Middle East.”