“We have sensationalist journalists who pose as archaeologists and like to latch onto these things. We have sensationalist fundamentalists who like to latch onto these things,” Joel L. Watts, an independent scholar of the New Testament, told The Media Line. “I would like to see archeology treated more as science than as a theological experiment. That would be great.”
“There is simply no need nor evidence to connect every buried item in the Holy Land to something in Scripture,” he wrote in a blog for The Huffington Post. “It could just be a Roman vase, after all.”
via The Media Line.
More later. I’ve had a rather, rather long day.