Great book well researched. As a Christian I have always been troubled by the text of the Old Testament as it seems to be at odds with all the scientific data and increasing archaeology from the area. This in no mean undermines my belief. If anything it has made the understanding clearer when viewed with the archaeology and science.
Excellent read and leads into his second book Sacred Blood so essential to read sacred bones first. His 'interpretation' of historic facts has to be taken with a big pinch of salt but notwithsatnding does bring history alive.