Science in Christian Perspective
Bible Archaeology and Scripture
John A. McIntyre, Professor
Department of Physics
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
In his article, Bible Archaeology (JASA 36, 139 (1984), Richard L. Atkins refers to a "dogmatic pronouncement" of Billy Graham that "archaeology has never uncovered anything that disproved the Scriptures." This dogmatic pronouncement is very likely a paraphrase of another dogmatic pronouncement by the eminent Biblical archaeologist Nelson Glucck: "no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference" (as quoted in William F. Albright's review of Glueck's book Rivers in the Desert, Published in the New York Times Book Review, January 11, 1959).