American OT scholar who exercised great influence, both as the founder of a ‘school’ of interpreters and in his claim that archaeological discoveries could sometimes be correlated with the biblical text. He maintained that there was a unified conquest of Canaan, as implied by the book of Joshua. His final conclusion was that it should be dated into the 15th cent. bce following a survey of the Transjordanian region.
Subjects: Biblical Studies — Archaeology.