Summing up this position, Dr. Thomas Arnold,
yeah. He died in 1842. Long, long, long before archaeology got good. Long before historians stopped using the bible as a field guide. Long before advanced dating methods were available.
Brooke Foss Wescott, an English scholar,
died 1901 and not a historian.
Dr. Paul L. Maier,
has a vested interest in denial of reality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_L._Maier
serves as Second Vice President of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
Jeeze, why not quote the Pope too?
Dr. Simon Greenleaf.