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By E. William Gravlin

a brand new examine a few previous 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. historic occasions should be proven or debunked by means of “no nonsense” empirical proof. The popularity of old occasions as a result doesn't rely on religion just like the trust within the life of God. i'm a latest Christian. i've got entry to info from archaeological and historic study, technological know-how and no matter what exegetic insights i will provide. 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. think of the next examples. The pharaoh couldn’t pursue the Israelis with horse drawn chariots as the booklet 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 stored it blowing to maintain the space open, the Israelis couldn’t input the distance and never be blown again via an identical wind. The golden Ark of the Covenant might have weighed round 2,500 kilos making it very unlikely for 4 monks to hold. tales convey using camels a thousand years earlier than 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, 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 via killing each “man, girl 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 e-book in the course of the eyes of a latest Christian after which talk about them along with your spiritual neighbors and clergymen.

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