History and ideology: an introduction to historiography in the Hebrew Bible

"Originating with a series of broadcasts, this book has developed into a radical confrontation with the problems of biblical narratives as historical record, and an assessment of their importance as reflections of Israel's cultural history. Amit also reflects on the recapitulation of the stories of ancestors in the lives of their descendants. A book for anyone interested in the meaning and the power of biblical historiography in the modern world"--Jacket.