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I Really *Like* This Book Jan 21, 2003
I really *like* this book. In 92 short (5x8) pages, McDermott introduces one to the key sources, the key scholars who are writing about the formation of ancient Israel, and the key arguments written by these scholars.
One meets the Amarna letters, the Shashu, the Merneptah Stela, and the Ugaritic texts. One also meets Herzov, Halpern, Ahlstrom, Redford, and others. McDermott puts forward the key arguments of these scholars. For example both Redford and Halpern argue that Israel came into Canaan from outside. Then McDermott points out the shortcomings of these arguments.
What are they saying about the formation of Israel? This is it in a nutshell.