I was readying an interesting article about an archeological dig going on in the region that was populated by the Philistines in ancient Biblical times. http://news.yahoo.com/israel-diggers-unearth-bibles-bad-guys-095524724.html What struck me in the article, as in so much secular writing, is that any historical reference related to the Bible is suspect, while all historical references to people, places or events from outside of Israel are assumed to be true.
The amazing thing in this particular article is that everything they are finding lines up with the historical Biblical record. And yet they suggest that Samson, David and Solomon may or may not have been real historic figures. Of course, they do not question whether Nebuchadnezzar or Aramean king Hazael were real people (even though much of the evidence for their existence comes to us through the Bible). This secular bias ignores mountains of evidence from hundreds of years of archeological finds throughout the Holy Land.