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Biblical Israel's History Viewed From Inside and Out

Biblical Israel's History Viewed From Inside and Out

Commented Nov 14, 2011 at 09:52:38 in Religion

“I will order your book from Amazon, because I expect it will be well-written and informative, and I am curious to learn more about your perspective. As for me, I concluded long ago that the bible is nothing more than mythology and fiction. Interesting literature, at times, but not the spoken or revealed 'divine' words of an imaginary deity. We know that from historical evidence as well, with respect to who wrote the bible. So, to me, it comes as no surprise that little historical evidence has been found to corroborate the events purported to have occurred.

And if you do accept the old testament as literal truth, then also, you must accept the idea of Moses and Joshua being terrorists (Exodus 32: 15-35, and Joshua 6:20). After all, the objective of terrorism is to commit an atrocity and make certain everyone in the next town is intimidated and can be controlled by it...

The world will be a better place when ancient superstition, in all it's forms, is nothing more than history.”

January on Nov 14, 2011 at 17:16:10

“I expect the authors mention, at least in passing, that our understanding of the writing of history today is quite different from the ancients. One need only refer to parallel civilizations at the time to see that, e.g., the histories wirtten by the Greeks are full of quotations that represent what one might expect the personage under discussion to have said on such an occasion.

In the Biblical story of the Jewish resistance to Roman conquest, where the remaining Jewish army retreats and all commit suicide, yet we have material that claims to quote what was said on that occasion. For the times that was perfectly acceptable. Sometimes there may be more truth in poetry than in transcribing. Good poetry may be more desireable than flawed transcriptions.”

PETER TIMINGS on Nov 14, 2011 at 13:15:31

“Mere oppression may make a wise one act crazy.”—ECCLESIASTES 7:7.
The Bible acknowledges that at times people feel driven by force of circumstance to do what they otherwise would not do. Some may even commit criminal acts in an effort to bring about what they perceive as solutions to hardships and injustices. “In many cases,” says the book Urban Terrorism, “the primary motivation for a terrorist is a genuine frustration with seemingly intractable political, social, and economic forces.”
If the bible is myth then what evidence are you presenting in proof.
The historical accuracy of the Bible was once widely doubted. Critics, for example, questioned the existence of such Bible characters as King Sargon of Assyria, Belshazzar of Babylon, and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. But recent discoveries have verified one Bible account after another. Thus historian Moshe Pearlman wrote: “Suddenly, sceptics who had doubted the authenticity even of the historical parts of the Old Testament began to revise their views.”
A former director of the British Museum, Sir Frederic Kenyon, wrote: “The results already achieved confirm what faith would suggest, that the Bible can do nothing but gain from an increase of knowledge.””