What Are the Odds?

We are told near the outset of the Bible that the Jews are God’s chosen people and that through them He will bless all mankind.  Now, what are the odds that this ancient collection of writings would not only survive but become probably the most influential book of all time, and that this quite small and obscure tribe that these writings single out would not only survive as a distinct group but its members play the outsized role they have played in world history — and of course give rise to Christianity and Christians, that have been even more influential?  This may not prove that we are reading God’s word, but one might reasonably conclude it is evidence of that, mightn’t one?