Read Thomas Römer’s Essay in John Barton’s New Volume

romerT. Römer, « The Narrative Books of the Hebrew Bible », in J. Barton (ed.), The Hebrew Bible. A critical Companion Princeton, NJ – Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016, pp. 109-132.

The volume has just appeared and Thomas’s essay is certainly rightly included in this excellent collection.  I feel fairly certain that you will want to get hold of a copy of the volume when you’ve read this chapter.