Deceptions and Myths of the Bible

Product Number: EB00743355
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781620875018
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

The revealing, controversial, and eye-opening origins of the stories of the Old and New Testaments-and the faith that's required to believe them. The Bible is accepted as the holy word of God. However, it's made up of fanciful legends set down by power-seeking priests eager to inspire awe and fear in their flocks by using supernatural tales to explain away a natural world. And as Deceptions and Myths of the Bible illustrates, these tales of scriptural tyranny aren't even original-but rather retold and revised mythologies. The story of Adam and Eve was derived from a Babylonian account. Noah's dilemma is the exaggerated accumulation of over four hundred years of flood accounts from various ancient civilizations. Even the names of Noah's sons are hand-me-downs, as was the tale of Isaac's sacrifice, Solomon's judgment, and Samson's pillar act. Moses? Fashioned from the Syrian story of Mises. As for the laws of the Bible, they were patterned after the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi. Revealed here, too, are the 137 similarities between the story of Jesus and the story of the Egyptian god Horus, and nearly twice as many parallels between the story of Christ and the Hindu god Krishna, and many more faith-shaking revelations. For any reader interested in theology, this is an essential read. For atheists, it's an irrefutable argument of support; for agnostics, evidence to tip the scale. For the devout, it offers an enlightening, history-based awareness of the derivation of your religion.

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Author(s): Lloyd M. Graham
Original Publish Date: Jul 16, 2012

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