For Albright’s biography and appraisals of his scholarly work, see Leona G. Running and David N. Freedman, William Foxwell Albright. A Twentieth Century Genius (New York: Morgan, 1975); Gus W. Van Beek, ed., The Scholarship of William Foxwell Albright. An Appraisal (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989). Especially relevant to the present discussion are the critical articles by Jack M. Sasson, Neil A. Silberman, William G. Dever and Burke O. Long in Biblical Archaeologist 56 (1993).