A Modern Christian Looks at Some Old Testament Stories by E. William Gravlin

By E. William Gravlin

a brand new examine a few outdated Stories... the 1st six books of the previous testomony current a historical past of the traditional Israelis as much as the conquest of the Promised Land. old occasions will be proven or debunked by means of “no nonsense” empirical facts. The popularity of old occasions as a result doesn't depend upon religion just like the trust within the lifestyles of God. i'm a latest Christian. i've got entry to details from archaeological and historic learn, technological know-how and no matter what exegetic insights i will be able to supply. i'm keen to base my spiritual ideals on religion, yet it's not that i am prepared to base them on “historical occasions” that i do know are fiction. ponder the subsequent examples. The pharaoh couldn’t pursue the Israelis with horse drawn chariots as the e-book of Exodus states that the 10 Plagues killed the entire Egyptian’s farm animals. If God despatched an east wind to split the pink Sea and stored it blowing to maintain the distance open, the Israelis couldn’t input the space and never be blown again by means of a similar wind. The golden Ark of the Covenant might have weighed round 2,500 kilos making it most unlikely for 4 clergymen to hold. tales exhibit using camels one thousand years ahead of camels have been even introduced into that sector. 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 actual. 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 detoxification and genocide through killing each “man, girl 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 e-book throughout the eyes of a contemporary Christian after which talk about them together with your non secular pals and clergymen.

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