See Siegfried Horn letter, “When was the Exodus?”, Queries & Comments, BAR 03:04.


Geraty, president of La Sierra College in Riverside, California, is the overall director of the project; LaBianca directs the survey; Douglas Clark of Walla Walla College directs volunteer and consortium support (Andrews University/Atlantic Union College Canadian Union College and Walla Walla College), and I direct the excavations at Tell El-‘Umeiri.



This development is clear in the preliminary reports published in Andrews University Seminary Studies: The first season (1968) in vol, 7, 1969; the second season (1971) in vol. 11, 1973; the third season (1973) in vol. 13, 1975; the fourth season (1974) in vol. 14, 1976; and the fifth season (1976) in vol. 16, 1978; the sixth season (1978) was a smaller excavation at one of the churches, reported in vol. 18, 1980. The final output: Hesban 1, Sedentarization and Nomadization, Øystein LaBianca; Hesban 2: Environmental Foundations, ed. LaBianca and Larry Lacelle; Hesban 3: Historical Foundations, Lawrence Geraty and Leona G. Running; Hesban 5: Archaeological Survey of the Hesban Region, Robert D. Ibach, Jr.; and Hesban 7: Hellenistic and Roman Strata, Larry Mitchell. Five more volumes are planned for the near future, primarily of the archaeological results.


Donald Redford, “A Bronze Age Itinerary in Transjordan,” Journal for the Society for the Study of Egyptian Archaeology 12.2 (1982), pp. 55–74.