And CT adds,
Archaeologists usually remember that “absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” The absence of evidence for Hittites once fueled some 19th-century debates over the Bibleuntil the vast Hittite empire was discovered in Anatolia. Questions about the Book of Daniel once focused on the absence of the prominently featured Belshazzar from Babylonian king listsuntil it was discovered that Belshazzar was actually the son of Nabonidus, and co-regent. - http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/february-web-only/latest-challenge-bible-accuracy-abraham-anachronistic-camel.html?paging=off
The name Hittites was in fact taken from the Bible when the so-called ‘Forgotten Empire’ was discovered. There was a 19th c school of so-called thought that went so far as to say that the existence of Abraham had been disproven for all time, which is of course a profoundly anti-scholarly view. The search for Nineveh and other Assyrian cities mentioned in the Bible led to their discovery, and also turned up a large library of cuneiform tablets, remains of the much earlier Sumerians and an avalanche of other information that isn’t in the OT.