For the radiocarbon dating, Steinmann gives an impressive list of publications from the excavation team in Egypt’s Delta region, led by Manfred Bietak, that claim that radiocarbon dates for Egyptian pharaohs of the 15th century B. are approximately 170 years too early, and these radiocarbon dates should be adjusted downward by that amount to correspond to reality.
If this is so, then it is reasonable to expect that radiocarbon dates from 15th-century Jericho would also read about 170 years too high.
By using Egyptian data, the times of these two monarchs can only be determined within a few decades. Some new material here is the discussion of radiocarbon dating for the destruction of Jericho City IV.
The dates of birth and death of Jacob would remain the same whether he spent 20 years or 40 years in Paddan Aram., 2006).
Petrovich describes events in Amenhotep’s career that fit in with a departure of the Hebrews in 1446 B. Despite the claims of some Egyptologists, Egyptian chronology for the 20th Dynasty and earlier is by no means settled.
Applying the same corrections that Egyptologists say are necessary for 15th-century radiocarbon dates in Egypt’s Delta region would make the adjusted radiocarbon dates of Jericho City IV agree with the biblical date. While I was writing this review (late June, 2012), I learned of a new Web page established by the principal physicist associated with Dr.
This controversy over radiocarbon dating in the second millennium B. Bietak that again asserted that radiocarbon dates for grain samples and other short-lived material from 15th-century Egypt are almost two centuries too high.