William Foxwell Albright (1891-1971) was an American archaeologist, biblical scholar, linguist and expert on ceramics. From the early twentieth century until his death, he was one fo the principal biblical archaeologists and the founder of the Biblical archaeology movement.
Jeff Gates reports (6 May 2010): 
Were Christians likewise seduced by Sunday school teachings reliant on the phony findings of Biblical archaeologist William Albright? Sand chronicles how in the 1920s Albright interpreted every excavation in Palestine in order to "reaffirm the Old Testament and thereby the New".