See the debate between Yigael Yadin (Hazor: The Head of All Those Kingdoms [London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1972]) and Yohanan Aharoni (“New Aspects of the Israelite Occupation in the North,” in Near Eastern Archaeology in the Twentieth Century [New York: Doubleday, 1970], pp. 254–267) concerning the destruction of Hazor where precisely the same evidence is used to support opposed theories.