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Radiocarbon dating is used by scientists to determine the age of once-living things. Ancient specimens of wood, charcoal, grain, cloth, and similar materials can be radiocarbon dated, yielding absolute dates with a range of uncertainty. This makes radiocarbon dating well-suited for use by archaeologists, and hence a valuable tool for the biblical chronologist.
Many mountains have been suggested as candidates for the Biblical Mt. Sinai. One candidate stands out due to solid archaeological and chronological evidence.
The April 13th, 2001 edition of the Los Angeles Times contained an article entitled "Doubting the Story of the Exodus", by Teresa Watanabe. It accurately summarized the current scholary consensus about whether or not the Exodus happened:
After a century of excavations trying to prove the ancient accounts true, archaeologists say there is no conclusive evidence that the Israelites were ever in Egypt, were ever enslaved, ever wandered in the Sinai wilderness for 40 years or ever conquered the land of Canaan under Joshua's leadership. To the contrary, the prevailing view is that most of Joshua's fabled military campaigns never occurred...
But the current scholarly consensus is wrong. The Exodus did happen, Moses did lead the Israelites out of Egypt, and they did conquer Canaan under Joshua's leadership. The evidence for these events is, in fact, overwhelming---at the right dates.
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