Deceptions and Myths of the Bible

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Skyhorse, Jul 16, 2012 - Religion - 496 pages
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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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Don’t bother. If anyone could have told me that a book on the Bible from the pagan point of view could have been totally tedious before I got past the preface, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. I’d have been wrong. Fat book – tedious prose – ridiculous notions – make up a big fat zero. Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

Don’t bother. If anyone could have told me that a book on the Bible from the pagan point of view could have been totally tedious before I got past the preface, I probably wouldn’t have believed it. I’d have been wrong. Fat book – tedious prose – ridiculous notions – make up a big fat zero. Read full review

Contents

Preface
Energy Source
The Concealed Truth Revealed
Eden The Garden of Eden Paradise
The Serpent
Chapter VIII
Fourth Chapter
The Tower of Babel
The Prophets
Ezekiels Vision
Chapter XVIIJonah
The New Testament
The Gospel Story
The Miracles
The Resurrection
Revelation Part I

Isaac
Joseph
Exodus or Evolution
Mount Sinai and the Laws
Joshua
Judges and Kings
Smyrna
Paul
Its False Doctrines
Its False Foundation
Index
Copyright

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