Biblical Archaeologist Nelson Glueck
on the Cover of Time Magazine 1963
A famous quote by one of the 20th century’s leading Biblical Archaeologist, Nelson Glueck:
“It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or exact detail historical statements in the Bible. And, by the same token, proper evaluation of Biblical descriptions has often led to amazing discoveries.” (Nelson Glueck from his 1959 book, Rivers in the Desert)
According to the late George Ernest Wright, Professor at, and Curator of Harvard’s Semitic Museum, “Glueck’s explorations are second to none, unless it is those of Edward Robinson.”
The question is now: What can be proven historically true in the Bible (if anything)?