Figuring out the history of ancient Israel requires a new perspective on world history: here the ‘eonic model’ of the axial age can help. The myth of divine intervention in ancient israel is so primitive it is almost barbaric. It is unfair to the world’s poor exploited by religion to be still promoting jewish spiritual superiority with its crypto-supremacist tactics up to and including control of the american government.
It is not true, false, that jews have a special relationship with god. It was an illusion foised on jews by the axial age effect which included a far vast set of focal groups. The axial age was not a form of divine revelation.