The historical reality of the Koran and the Bible are under the most serious question in history, and both Moslem and Christian religious zealots are threatening scholars who dare to say that historical and archaeological reality depart from ‘revealed truth.’

In the March, 2002, issue of Harper’s Magazine Daniel Lazare offers an article updating the latest discoveries in biblical archaeology. Over the last 25 years, the belief that the basic story of the Israelites is historically true has been refuted by archaeological discoveries.
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