“If we are to refuse credit to the narratives of the Old Testament, it must be for some other reason than a belief that we can analyze its documents into their component elements, can fix the age and object of each, and can be sure that ancient Oriental thought must have developed in one particular fashion and in no other.
[JEDP editors and “higher criticism,” which Sayce terms “a house of cards.”]
“There is only one kind of evidence which can be admitted for or against the history that has been handed down to us, and that is the evidence of the archaeological facts.”
– A. H. Sayce, Monument Facts.
Who was A. H. Sayce? The Bible as History, Cambridge Library Collection