M. Noth, Das System der zwolf Stamme Israels (Stuttgart, 1930); The History of Israel (London, 1960) 2nd ed., 85–109. It should be noted that Noth himself states that his thesis cannot be mathematically demonstrated, but it can be accepted if it clarifies the history of Israel and of its institutions, Das Systems … 59–60. He expresses himself more prudently in The History …, 46.