The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel

Synopsis

The Bible in History will be the first comprehensive overview and synthesis of the latest archaeological research from the Middle East written for the general reader. Its often startling assertions will make for a powderkeg of a book. Among the author's conclusions are these:
-- There never was a "united monarch" (Saul, David, Solomon) in history
-- We can no longer talk about a time of the Patriarchs
-- The entire notion of "Israel" and its history is a literary fiction.