“[M]any biblical scholars use archaeology to bolster views which they had already come to hold independently of the archaeological evidence,” Eric M. Myers, “Ceramics, Chronology and Historical Reconstructions,” in Lawrence E. Stager, Joseph A. Green and Michael D. Coogan, eds., The Archaeology of Jordan and Beyond: Essays in Honor of James A. Sauer (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2000), p. 349.