On archaeology and the Patriarchs see William G. Dever, “The Patriarchal Traditions. Palestine in the Second Millennium B.C.E.: The Archaeological Picture,” in John H. Hayes and J. Maxwell Miller, eds., Israelite and Judean History (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1977), pp. 70–120, and the bibliography there. On archaeology and Israelite religion, see Dever, Recent Archaeological Discoveries, pp. 24–25 and Chapter 4; “The Contribution of Archaeology to the Study of Canaanite and Israelite Religion,” in Patrick D. Miller, Paul Hanson and S. Dean McBride, eds., Ancient Israelite Religion: Essays in Honor of Frank Moore Cross (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1988), pp. 209–247; John S. Holladay, “Religion in Israel and Judah under the Monarchy: An Explicitly Archaeological Approach,” Ancient Israelite Religion, pp. 249–299.