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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a brand new examine a few outdated Stories...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 heritage 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 proof. The reputation of ancient occasions as a result 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, technology 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 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 e-book of Exodus states that the 10 Plagues killed all of the Egyptian’s farm animals. If God despatched an east wind to split the pink Sea and saved it blowing to maintain the space open, the Israelis couldn’t input the distance and never be blown again by way of a similar 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 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 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 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 numerous different tales mentioned during this publication throughout the eyes of a latest Christian after which talk about them along with your spiritual pals and clergymen.

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