Iron Age II (1000–550 BC)
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With the move away in recent years from so-called “Biblical Archaeology,” Albright’s observation of fifty years ago seems quaint and dated. However, I believe he has raised here a very valid issue for all students of Palestinian archaeology and the Bible. I doubt seriously that much of what has been published through the years about this peculiar piece of real estate would have been done so at all were it not for the simple fact that Palestine is the home of the Bible. This is not in any way to denigrate the contemporary emphasis, most of which has been embraced in this volume, among archaeologists and biblical historians to produce a “secular” history of Israel. It is to raise, in my judgment, the very necessary and important question once again of the relationship of archaeological data to biblical texts and vice versa.