Download PDF by E. William Gravlin: 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a brand new examine a few outdated Stories... the 1st six books of the outdated testomony current a historical past of the traditional Israelis as much as the conquest of the Promised Land. old occasions might be proven or debunked via “no nonsense” empirical proof. The attractiveness of old occasions for this reason doesn't depend upon religion just like the trust within the life of God. i'm a contemporary Christian. i've got entry to info from archaeological and ancient study, technological know-how and no matter what exegetic insights i will supply. i'm keen to base my non secular ideals on religion, yet it's not that i am keen to base them on “historical occasions” that i do know are fiction. give some thought to the next 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 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 via an analogous wind. The golden Ark of the Covenant might 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 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, now not 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 detoxing and genocide by way of 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 ebook in the course of the eyes of a contemporary Christian after which talk about them together with your spiritual pals and clergymen.

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