About the author: Mark Elliott teaches history and religion at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received his PhD in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona.2002 0-7734-7146-4
This study explores how traditional scholars seized upon archaeology to advocate biblical truth. It examines the conflict between critical theories of biblical interpretation and traditional methods. It delineates the tension between scholarship and the business of theology in the process of evaluation of the archaeological evidence at the beginning of the 20th century.