Focusing on the central books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, Bible scholar Richard Elliott Friedman draws upon archeological evidence to make a convincing argument for the identities of their various authors. In the process he paints a vivid picture of the world of the Bible, its politics, history, and personalities. Indispensable reading for scholar and general reader alike.
Also of interest may be Friedman's book entitled The Hidden Face of God. [an error occurred while processing this directive]