“The House of Rahab was upon the town wall” (Josh. ii. 15).
The record states that the “wall” of Jericho fell down flat, not walls (plural), nor the house upon the wall; and that after the wall had fallen the young men went into the house, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, an dall that she had, and they brought out all her kindred, and they left them at the camp of Israel before they “burnt the city with fire”.
The record, therefore, does not say that the whole of the walls of Jericho fell down flat, presumably because that part of it — the rampart upon which the house of Rahab stood — did not fall. There is absolute harmony between the German archaeologists’ investigations and the facts recorded in Joshua.
Speaking on the subject of sound, one reputed scientist says:
The record of destruction of the walls of Jericho by vibration from blowing of trumpets “is not out of harmony with science”.