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Rainey Defends Archaeologist Credentials

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In a Strata piece, “Verbal Fisticuffs over Early Israelite Origins,” in the July/August 2010 issue of BAR, well-known American archaeologist William Dever was quoted as saying that prominent Israeli scholar Anson Rainey “is no archaeologist and has no first-hand acquaintance with pottery,” Dever’s specialty.

Rainey responds here to demonstrate his archaeological credentials and defend his qualifications.

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