On the limitations of the biblical texts and their interaction with archaeology, see William G. Dever, Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Biblical Research (Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press, 1990), pp. 3–30; and “‘Will the Real Israel Please Stand Up?’ Archaeology and Israelite Historiography: Part I,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR) 297 (1995), pp. 61–80.