I read The Source: A Novel by James Michener a long time ago, so I might have some of this wrong, but…
It is a fun read, not actually religious as some might suggest. The story starts at the beginning and the end at the same time. The end involves a group of archaeologists digging down in a tel (called Tell Makor in the book, but I’m told it might be closest the the actual Tel Dan.) The beginning involves a family of pre-Neolithic people who invent agriculture and domesticate the dog. (I oversimplify, as does in that are, the author.) The rest of the story is a rough approximation of the Old Testament history.
Anyway, relatively cheap for Kindle* (2.99) right now.
I should also mention* that The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, is still cheap ($4.99).