Dr. William F. Albright (May 24, 1891 - September 1971), archaelogist, biblical authority, linguist and ceramics expert, was born in Coquimbo, Chile to missionary parents. It is instructive to consider that someone who apparently rebelled against the faith of his parents spent the bulk of his life excavating in biblical lands and had this to say in later life:
"The reader may rest assured that nothing has been found [by archaeologists] to disturb a reasonable faith, and nothing has been discovered which can disprove a single theological doctrine. We no longer trouble ourselves with attempts to 'harmonize' religion and science, or to 'prove' the Bible. The Bible can stand for itself."
Dr. W.F. Albright, The Archaeology of Palestine and the Bible (Revell, 1935), p. 127.