For centuries, archeologists have been looking for the altar that Joshua son of Noon built following the commands of Moses.
The altar was not found. This led many archeologists to claim that the ceremony of the Blessings and the Curses on Mt. Ebal and Mt. Gerizim- never happened.
The principal debate concerning whether the bible's early chapters, which describe the dawn of the Israelite nation, are historically credible. For centuries, the world's leading scholars have mulled over this contentious question, yet it remains unanswered. Each one stands guard behind his or her own method and point of view.
In 1981, a young secular archeologist leads a survey of Mt. Ebal. He stumbles upon a big pile of stone circled by a strange looking enclosure.
Little did he know that he found what is probably the most important archeological discovery of the 20th century?
This book describes the stages of Zertal's discovery of an Israelite altar believed to be the famous Altar of Joshua.