New PDF release: A Modern Christian Looks at Some Old Testament Stories

By E. William Gravlin

ISBN-10: 1478784059

ISBN-13: 9781478784050

a brand new examine a few previous Stories... the 1st six books of the previous testomony current a heritage of the traditional Israelis as much as the conquest of the Promised Land. old occasions will be proven or debunked through “no nonsense” empirical facts. The popularity of old occasions consequently doesn't depend upon religion just like the trust within the lifestyles of God. i'm a contemporary Christian. i've got entry to details from archaeological and historic examine, technology and no matter what exegetic insights i will be able to provide. i'm keen to base my spiritual ideals on religion, yet i'm really not keen to base them on “historical occasions” that i do know are fiction. contemplate the next examples. The pharaoh couldn’t pursue the Israelis with horse drawn chariots as the booklet of Exodus states that the 10 Plagues killed all of the Egyptian’s farm animals. If God despatched an east wind to split the crimson Sea and saved it blowing to maintain the distance open, the Israelis couldn’t input the space and never be blown again by way of an identical wind. The golden Ark of the Covenant could have weighed round 2,500 kilos making it most unlikely for 4 monks to hold. tales exhibit using camels one thousand years sooner than camels have been even introduced into that zone. The Israelis have been stated to were in Egypt for over 4 centuries, however the first Egyptian writing that mentions them is the Merneptah Stele which describes touch with them in Canaan, no longer Egypt. the tale that the partitions of Jericho got here tumbling down isn't traditionally exact. the tale that the Israelis have been slaves in Egypt is defective. Did God kill among 400,000 and 800,000 first born Egyptians with the 10th Plague? No. Did God order the Israelis to devote ethnic detoxing and genocide through killing each “man, lady and baby” within the ten tribes that inhabited the Promised Land? No. I invite you to learn those and the numerous different tales mentioned during this booklet throughout the eyes of a contemporary Christian after which speak about them along with your non secular buddies and clergymen.

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