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Biblical Ai at Khirbet el-Maqatir

Updated July 6th 2019

Bryant Wood has proposed Khirbet el-Maqatir but this has not gained wide acceptance.[12][13]

After fourteen seasons of archaeological excavation the Associates for Biblical Research (ABR) believes to have found proof in favour of Khirbet el-Maqatir being biblical Ai.[14] [WikiPedia]

[14] Proving the Bible by Finding the City of Ai by Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
February 12 2019 in Breaking Israel News

In recent years some archaeologists have begun to question the theory that et-Tell is the location of Ai. In 1994 Bryant Wood, a member of ABR, began digging at Khirbet el-Maqatir to investigate the possibility that it might be the elusive site of Ai. He was encouraged by the writings of Edward Robinson, an American Biblical scholar and Orientalist, who explored Palestine several times in the mid-19th century. According to Robinsonís accounts, when he visited Khirbet el-Maqatir in 1838, the local Arabs told him the site was the location of Ai

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