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Secret Origins of the Bible | Tim Callahan

Secret Origins of the Bible | Tim Callahan

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How can such a widely studied book still hold secrets?

Tim Callahan, Religion Editor at Skeptic, gathers material from many sources — literary analysis, archeology, and history — and uses comparative mythology to demonstrate how Bible stories that do not make much sense when taken literally can be understood when their mythic content is revealed.

Secret Origins of the Bible covers both the familiar and the more obscure chapters of the Bible and is a great reference source to discover what’s behind the many odd stories in the Bible.

  • Is there historical evidence for the Exodus or Joshua’s conquest of Canaan?
  • What contributions did the mythology of ancient Egypt and other surrounding cultures make to modern Christianity?
  • What is the evidence that Bible stories of the creation, the race of giants, the flood, and the tower of Babel were derived from earlier tales told by the Sumerians and pre-Israelite Semitic peoples?
  • Which ancient mythic themes influenced the Nativity, Passion, and Resurrection narratives of the Christian Bible?
  • How does linguistic analysis of Biblical names reveal their original hidden meanings?
  • How did a new idea—the concept of a perfect God—inspire the idea of the perfect word of God which led to belief in biblical inerrancy?

...and more!

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