Download e-book for kindle: 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a brand new examine a few outdated Stories...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 might be proven or debunked by means of “no nonsense” empirical facts. The popularity of historic occasions for that reason doesn't rely on religion just like the trust within the life of God. i'm a contemporary Christian. i've got entry to details from archaeological and old learn, technology and no matter what exegetic insights i will provide. i'm prepared to base my non secular ideals on religion, yet it's not that i am prepared to base them on “historical occasions” that i do know are fiction. contemplate 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 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 through an identical wind. The golden Ark of the Covenant may have weighed round 2,500 kilos making it most unlikely for 4 clergymen to hold. tales exhibit using camels a thousand years ahead of camels have been even introduced into that quarter. 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, no longer Egypt. the tale that the partitions of Jericho got here tumbling down isn't really 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 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 publication throughout the eyes of a contemporary Christian after which talk about them along with your spiritual neighbors and clergymen.

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