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101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Christians will hate thus book

If you are completely ignorant and beleive everything in the bible is true, than this book is not for you. If you know that the bible was writen just by man and would like to find out what the stories are that the bible stole from, than this book is for you.

posted by Anonymous on May 16, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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While the author may lean too far to his own assumption that the Bible took its stories from surrounding cultures, aren't some reviewers on here being equally closeminded by automatically assuming all he says is heresy. Blind faith in anything is foolish--even one's rel...
While the author may lean too far to his own assumption that the Bible took its stories from surrounding cultures, aren't some reviewers on here being equally closeminded by automatically assuming all he says is heresy. Blind faith in anything is foolish--even one's religion. Remember, the Bible does say David took Goliath's head to Jerusalem, which the Jebusites controlled at that time. It also says David--an adulterer, usurper, conspirator, and man who failed to perform his duties as head of his army--as a man after God's own heart. The text does not support this. Don't blindly dismiss things, people, just because someone tells you to disbelieve them.

posted by Anonymous on June 27, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Christians will hate thus book

    If you are completely ignorant and beleive everything in the bible is true, than this book is not for you. If you know that the bible was writen just by man and would like to find out what the stories are that the bible stole from, than this book is for you.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2005

    Interesting look at comparative mythology

    This is an enjoyable read pointing out the parallels the author sees between Hebrew myth and other Middle Eastern mythological systems(mostly Egyptian). The author devotes much of his time to pointing out and explaining the inconsistencies and contradictions in the Old Testament. My only problem with the book was that it lacked a scholarly format. He'd claim that certain things were conventional wisdom amongst scholars, but he didn't cite any sources support those assertions. This oversight calls some of the books veracity into question. However, the author did not make up the bible passages that he qouted. The inconsistencies are in the Bible, for everyone to see. I don't understand how a society that has put a man on the moon can still produce people who take the Old Testament as being literally true. This book will be entertaining and thought provoking to those with open minds, and it will be garbage to those who believe the perfect Bible dogma. The reviews thus far has bourne this out.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    For anyone willing to learn

    A book that examines the many facets of biblical references, and cultural myths that perhaps borrow from eachother thread that make up religion today. An interesting look for those who have an open enough mind to examine it nonbiased, but this is 2006 we wouldn't want to be educated about something as important as religion, now would we? For people who deem this a sin or blasphemy, one should never apologize for a different opinion.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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