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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a brand new examine a few outdated Stories...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. ancient occasions should be proven or debunked through “no nonsense” empirical proof. The recognition 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 details from archaeological and old examine, technology and no matter what exegetic insights i will be able to supply. i'm prepared to base my spiritual ideals on religion, yet i'm really not 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 publication of Exodus states that the 10 Plagues killed the entire Egyptian’s cattle. If God despatched an east wind to split the crimson Sea and stored it blowing to maintain the distance open, the Israelis couldn’t input the space and never be blown again by way of 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 convey using camels a thousand years sooner than camels have been even introduced into that region. 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 dedicate ethnic detoxing and genocide by means of killing each “man, girl 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 booklet throughout the eyes of a latest Christian after which talk about them together with your non secular acquaintances and clergymen.

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