See also Thomas Holland, “Jericho,” in Eric Meyers, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, vol. 3 (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997), p. 223. Bryant Wood has tried—unsuccessfully—to redate the destruction of Jericho to around 1400 B.C.E.: see “Dating Jericho’s Destruction: Bienkowski Is Wrong on All Counts,BAR 16:05, pp. 45–49. In any case, this date would still be at least 150 years too early for a possible connection with the early Israelites.