Even the most recent fundamentalist attempts to invent a pseudo Ai (John J. Bimson and David Livingston, “Redating the Exodus,” BAR 13:05) or to prove Joshua’s conquest of Jericho (Bryant G. Wood, “Did the Israelites Conquer Jericho?” BAR 16:02 and “Dating Jericho’s Destruction: Bienkowski Is Wrong on All Counts,” BAR 16:05 respectively) are exercises in science fiction.