BAR 16:03, May/Jun 1990
Archaeology and the BibleUnderstanding Their Special Relationship
The following article has been adapted from Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Biblical Research, by William G. Dever (Seattle: Univ of Washington Press, 1990). As a matter of principal Professor Dever does not write for BAR (see his letter, Bill Dever Responds, Queries & Comments, BAR 13:04). He does not object, however, to our printing material otherwise written by him, but not for us. He also requests that his name appear at the end of the article instead of at the beginning. We are happy to comply with Professor Devers request.
Despite my love for it, archaeology does have its limitations. One of these is that it can comment only on historical questions, not theological onesand indeed even then only on certain kinds of historical problems.