Download e-book for iPad: A Modern Christian Looks at Some Old Testament Stories by E. William Gravlin

By E. William Gravlin

a brand new examine a few previous Stories... the 1st six books of the outdated testomony current a heritage of the traditional Israelis as much as the conquest of the Promised Land. old occasions may be proven or debunked through “no nonsense” empirical proof. The reputation of old occasions consequently doesn't rely on religion just like the trust within the lifestyles of God. i'm a contemporary Christian. i've got entry to details from archaeological and ancient examine, technological know-how and no matter what exegetic insights i will be able to provide. i'm prepared to base my non secular ideals on religion, yet i'm really not keen to base them on “historical occasions” that i do know are fiction. contemplate 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 all of the Egyptian’s cattle. 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 distance and never be blown again via 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 express using camels one thousand years ahead of 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 really 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 dedicate ethnic detoxing and genocide via 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 talk about them along with your spiritual pals and clergymen.

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