W.G. Dever, Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003).
It will inevitably be compared with Ann Killebrew’s Biblical Peoples and Ethnicity; An Archaeological Study of Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, and Early Israel 1300–1100 B.C.E. (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005), but Faust’s work is both more specific and more sophisticated.
N.K. Gottwald, The Tribes of Yahweh: A Sociology of the Religion of Liberated Israel, 1250–1050 B.C.E. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1979). Later, Gottwald preferred a “communitarian mode of production.” See Gottwald’s “Response to William G. Dever,” in H. Shanks, ed., The Rise of Ancient Israel (Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1992), p. 71.
Dever, Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? pp. 167–189.
T.L. Thompson, “Defining History and Ethnicity in the South Levant” in L.L. Grabbe, ed., Can a “History of Israel” Be Written? (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997), p. 175; T.L. Thompson, The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel (London: Basic Books, 1999), p. 234.
N.P. Lemche, The Canaanites and Their Land (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1991), p. 152.