Book: The Bible for the Curious
Chapter: 4. The Biblical Stories of Israel
A more accurate title of this chapter would be ‘biblical stories of Israels’,
because more than one ‘Israel’ is going to emerge. These stories also
diverge from modern stories informed by historical research, but these
modern stories help us to understand better not only the realities of the
world in which the Old Testament emerged, but the literary, social and
imaginative world that its contents have created.