From Gods to God: How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths and Legends

From Gods to God: How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths and Legends

Yair Zakovitch, Avigdor Shinan


the traditional Israelites believed issues that the writers of the Bible sought after them to put out of your mind: myths and legends from a pre-biblical global that the recent monotheist order had to bury, disguise, or reinterpret. old Israel used to be wealthy in such literary traditions sooner than the Bible reached the ultimate shape that we have got this present day. those traditions weren't misplaced yet persevered, handed down throughout the a while. Many controlled to arrive us in post-biblical resources: rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the useless Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and different historical translations of the Bible, or even outdoors the traditional Jewish global in Christian and Islamic texts. The Bible itself occasionally alludes to those traditions, frequently in mind-blowing contexts. Written in transparent and obtainable language, this quantity provides thirty such traditions. It voyages at the back of the veil of the written Bible to reconstruct what used to be instructed and retold one of the historical Israelites, no matter if it's "not what the Bible tells us."

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