Much as I respect André Lemaire as one of the world's leading interpreters of ancient inscriptions, the origins of Monotheism go back to the 18th dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaton. Freud, recognised this as do numerous experts on Egypt like, Professors Jan Assmann and Eric Horning, the Sabbahs etc etc. I have written extensively on the subject and cited many examples of hard inscriptional evidence, as well as crystal clear practices from the 14th century BCE which are copied into Judaism and Christianity, as well as Islam. To give one example; how could the Great Hymn to the Aton, inscribed on a tomb wall around 1350 BCE, get paraphrased in Psalm 104 unless there was a Hebrew presence at Amarna? That presence was led by Jacob and Joseph who were part of the revolutionary move to monotheism?