In this magisterial work the history of the
peoples of Palestine from the earliest times
to Alexander's conquest is thoroughly sifted
and interpreted. All available source
materialtextural, epigraphic, and
archeologicalis considered, and the
approach taken aims at a dispassionate
reconstruction of the major epochs and
events by the analysis of social, political,
military, and economic phenomena.
The book, chronologically structured, is
indispensable for the study of the Hebrew
Bible and of the ancient Near East.