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Rather unhappily, those who approve of the politics behind this book give it high ratings - and vice versa.
The reality is that the first 2/3 of the book comprises reasonably well-expressed historiography which follows modern approaches to the Bible. That is to say that myths must be 'false' if they aren't 'true'. The proposition that myths are the result of stories retold and retold does not get much of a look in. So this part of the book isn't much more than a rehash of what has gone before. If it is new to you then it will be interesting, although the author's style is academic.
Then we get a long exposition of conversion and exile. Again, not much is new. The… Read more