On the emergence of written culture with the state, see for example, T.N.D. Mettinger, “Solomonic State Officials. A Study of the Civil Government Officials in the Israelite Monarchy,” Coniectanea Biblica, OTS, vol. V (Lund, 1971); Volkmar Fritz, “Die Entstehung Israels im 12. und 11. Jh. V. Chr.,” Biblical Encyclopaedia vol. 2 (Stuttgart, 1996), pp. 202f.