An Archaeological Saga Exploring the Song of Deborah and the Mystery of Israel’s Clash with the Sea People
By Professor Adam Zertal – Israeli Professor of Archaeology – University of Haifa (1936-2015)
Who was Sisera in the Bible? Who was the “Lost Tribe?” What is the real story behind the Song of Deborah?
A large, previously unknown ruined city, el-Ahwat, was discovered in a dense thicket in Israel in 1992. Although it was founded in Canaan during the period of the Israelite settlement 3,200 years ago, it’s unique structures are foreign to the cultures of the Middle East of that time period. Who were its mysterious inhabitants? Where did they come from and why did they suddenly abandon the city, a city they had built at great expense and effort?
Sisera’s Secret is a fascinating historical=archaeological journey which attempts to solve these mysteries. It takes you to ancient Egypt and Syria and to modern Sardinia and Corsica. The Tribes of Israel clash with the mysterious Sea Peoples—ancient empires collapse—and a “Lost Tribe”—the Shardana suddenly appear in Canaan. Their warriors, wearing horned helmets, illuminate some of the most import events in the history of the People of Israel—the critical battle of the prophetess Deborah, and Barak, the son of Avinoam against one named Sisera, and his chariot armies.
Adam Zertal, the well-known Israeli archaeologist, tells the story of one of the most interesting scientific discoveries of our generation in clear and understandable terms and exposes hidden layers in the ancient history of the Land of Israel!