Niels Peter Lemche is not exactly anybody’s idea of a Bible believer. He is a leading light of the radical minimalist “Copenhagen School” which denies the historicity of the vast majority of Old Testament Israel. He is reported in the latest Biblical Archaeology Review (May/June 2012), 20, as saying:
“To ordinary archaeologists, Biblical archaeologists are lowlife.”
Let’s hear it again for secularism and open-mindedness!