This lecture is about human cultural evolution correlated with the books of the Bible.  The Bible can be considered a book, but it is, in fact, a library of books written at different times and at different stages of the cultural evolution of the people in the Bible.  As the people evolved culturally, so did their relationship with their God and their concept of their God.  The Bible describes the lives of its characters from the time they were hunter-gatherers to when they lived in complex societies in the Near East.  Thus, the Bible is an inexhaustible and incomparable anthropological resource.  The information put down on paper after millennia of oral tradition provides insights into social evolution that we cannot obtain from digging artifacts out of the ground.