Yadin, “The Transition from a Semi-Nomadic to a Sedentary Society in the Twelfth Century B.C.E.,” p. 66. As Frank Cross has observed: “I find it bemusing that given the widespread evidence of destruction in Canaan at the end of the Late Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age, some scholars are inclined to attribute the violence to various peoples, to almost anyone—except Israel.” As Cross also notes: “Nomads are not merely pastoralists but also warriors.” (Frank Moore Cross, From Epic to Canon [Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1998], p. 70.)