When we have a weakness for our Creator we do not mind to devote a lot of our time to the research and contemplation of truth. It is our urge to find the truth that makes us working hard to come to know what is all behind the history that made up to so many religious groups
It is like we are called. And that is it really. It is God who calls. We should hear His Voice and react to It. Every person shall react in an other way. Every person shall also find other ways to express his love for God.
There is so much text material to cover that perhaps in one life time we shall not have enough time to bring about every subject presented a good thorough analysation.
Given that at the present time scholarship is a task for individuals, one might want to think about scholarship and contemplation. One might want to write: scholarship as contemplation. Though as individuals we should try to help each other and share our material, our findings and our worries and questions. Every time we should also be careful not to have ourselves to be carried away by philosophy, but always have our focus on God and His given Word.
Perhaps because we have not seen, we do put a lot of hope in archaeological proof. Many want to soothe their mind and in a way want to have something which could give them reason to believe. But do know the Word itself should be enough reason to believe.
Our faith should be constructed on what we can get out of the Bible