It would seem to me as though Israelite monotheism was not unique in the Ancient Near East. Alongside the obvious examples of Atenism and Zoroastrianism, we also have a Babylonian text, (pointed to us by Irving Finkel) which would suggest that all other gods are mere aspects of the god Marduk, rather than distinct entities in their own right. From South Arabia, we also see the god Athtar, whilst the Sabaeans did not deny the existence of other gods, they saw them as mere intercessors for Athtar, the most high god. (See Hoyland: Arabia and the Arabs)
So it would seem to me as though all advanced societies eventually lapse into monotheism, it needn’t be the result of divine intervention. You could even suggest that monotheism is the logical end of religious speculation. In China, India and Greece we also find monotheistic ideas.
I was wondering why this may be? Is the Bible the result of divine revelation or simply good philosophy?