That's the name of the bedtime book I've been reading. It's pretty devastating, both to the historical accuracy of the Hebrew Bible and, therefore, to the validity of the Christian Bible. Specifically, the authors (both important scholars, one Israeli and the other Belgian) present very thorough archaeological evidence that the story of the Exodus is fiction, and that the narrative of the unification of the kingdom of Israel under David and then Solomon is equally fictitious. But if that's the case, then the whole Christian recapitulation of the Israelite wandering in the desert for forty years is pointless, and the business of "the root of Jesse" is irrelevant, and the story of Jesus as the sprig of that root also becomes irrelevant.
Anyway, a very interesting book, if a bit repetitive from time to time.
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