By Gary Greenberg

ISBN-10: 1570718423

ISBN-13: 9781570718427

In his startling booklet, Gary Greenberg exposes the truth in the back of the best tale ever informed. know about the Egyptian myths and old folklore that continue to exist in a single of history's such a lot sacred texts, and notice how:
-King David's bodyguard, no longer David, killed Goliath
-Noah's Ark didn't land on Mount Ararat
-Samson didn't pull down a Philistine temple
-There are at the very least types of the 10 Commandments
-The partitions of Jericho have been destroyed three hundred years earlier than Joshua arrived there
-Sodom and Gomorrah have been legendary towns that by no means existed
-The tale of Esther had not anything to do with the Jews of Persia
-And a lot, a lot more
101 Myths of the Bible presents a brand new measurement of religious study for believers, historians and a person who has ever questioned concerning the proof at the back of the legends. through having a look deeper into background, Greenberg indicates that the real tale makes the Bible extra attention-grabbing than ever imagined!

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Still, we see how closely the Hebrews followed the Babylonian model, eliminating the deities but embracing their roles as rulers of the day and night. 24 yth #10: Birds emerged from the primeval waters. The Myth: And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. (Gen. 1:20) The Reality: Genesis has two contradictory accounts of the creation of bird life, one reflecting the Egyptian viewpoint, the other the Babylonian.

And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Gen. 1:26–27, 31) But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (Gen. 2:6–7) The Reality: The male and female created on the sixth day of Creation were not Adam and Eve. The story of Adam and Eve belongs to a separate mythological tradition than that of the seven days of Creation.

Unbeknownst to the biblical editors who tried to integrate the two sources into a single seamless narrative, the P and J accounts of Creation and the flood originally developed independently of each other from two separate Egyptian mythological traditions. J’s roots go back to the teachings in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis, known as On in the Bible. Heliopolis was one of Egypt’s oldest and most influential religious centers, and the Bible presents a close relationship between that city and Israel.

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