Nahshon Sneh

ON THE COVER: Kadesh-Barnea was the most important station on the route of the Exodus. The large mound, called Tell el-Qudeirat, to the right of the tent camp and two tall slender trees, is usually identified as Kadesh-Barnea. Excavations have uncovered three fortresses from the 10th to the 6th century B.C. but nothing earlier. The problem is obvious. Where are the earlier remains from the time of the Exodus? (See “Did I Excavate Kadesh-Barnea?”)