E. William Gravlin's A Modern Christian Looks at Some Old Testament Stories PDF

By E. William Gravlin

ISBN-10: 1478784059

ISBN-13: 9781478784050

a brand new examine a few outdated Stories... the 1st six books of the previous testomony current a background of the traditional Israelis as much as the conquest of the Promised Land. ancient occasions may be proven or debunked through “no nonsense” empirical facts. The attractiveness of historic occasions as a result doesn't rely on religion just like the trust within the lifestyles of God. i'm a latest Christian. i've got entry to info from archaeological and ancient examine, technological know-how and no matter what exegetic insights i will provide. i'm keen to base my spiritual ideals on religion, yet it's not that i am keen 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 ebook of Exodus states that the 10 Plagues killed the entire Egyptian’s cattle. If God despatched an east wind to split the purple Sea and saved it blowing to maintain the space open, the Israelis couldn’t input the distance and never be blown again via an analogous wind. The golden Ark of the Covenant may have weighed round 2,500 kilos making it very unlikely for 4 monks to hold. tales express using camels one thousand years ahead of camels have been even introduced into that region. The Israelis have been acknowledged 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, now not 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 detoxification 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 various different tales mentioned during this ebook during the eyes of a latest Christian after which speak about them together with your non secular neighbors and clergymen.

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