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


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This riveting and controversial book reveals how the ancient editors of the Bible used the myths and legends of neighboring cultures to build the foundations of the monotheistic religions of today. Illustrations.

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May 1, 2008

The Story Behind the Story

This book is NOT for people who think everything in the Bible is directly descended from God. It is more for people who want to know what myths early man incorporated into their own stories to make them more memorable. It gives a fascinating look into the creation story and early books of the bible from the perspective of the prevailing myths of the day. All references are easy to understand. Heroes are still heroes, but now you understand more of where the story originated, sort of like a "fish story", where everything and everyone is larger than life. To make an impression on people they used stories they already knew, just changed the names.
It is written in a clear style, without words that make you run for the nearest dictionary. I finished it in two sittings, then re-read it while making notes in my Bible, just for my own enlightenment. You won't be disappointed if you buy this book, and it will open your eyes to the story behind the story.

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