Download e-book for iPad: Did Moses Exist?: The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver by Murdock D.M.,S Acharya

By Murdock D.M.,S Acharya

ISBN-10: 0979963184

ISBN-13: 9780979963186

The biblical determine of Moses has been the guts of fascination for over 2,000 years, yet what can we truly learn about him? used to be he a true individual? Did the Exodus actually take place? Or is the tale within the Pentateuch a legendary account written centuries after the alleged events?

Why does Moses's tale resemble that of different, older lawgivers and mythical predecessors? Why are there such a lot of parts of solar and wine god myths within the story of Moses? What does the point of interest at the serpent in his tale represent? Who have been Yahweh and the Elohim?

Did Moses Exist? includes:

Maps and 126 illustrations
large bibliography, desk of contents and index
1000's of footnotes and citations from basic assets in a number of languages
top sleek scholarship from credentialed professionals

Did Moses Exist? presents an incredible volume of knowledge from antiquity in regards to the world's non secular traditions and mythology, together with how sun myths, wine cultivation and fertility cults have formed the Bible and Judaism. This ebook could be the so much entire research up to now, utilizing the simplest scholarship and cutting-edge learn methods.

"The lifestyles of Moses in addition to the veracity of the Exodus tale is disputed among archaeologists and Egyptologists, with specialists within the box of biblical feedback mentioning logical inconsistencies, new archaeological proof, ancient facts and comparable foundation myths in Canaanite culture." --"Moses," Wikipedia

"There is not any old proof open air of the Bible, no point out of Moses open air the Bible, and no self sustaining affirmation that Moses ever existed." --Dr. Michael D. Coogan, lecturer at the previous testomony at Harvard Divinity School

"We can't be yes that Moses ever lived simply because there are not any strains of his earthly life outdoors of tradition." --Egyptologist Dr. Jan Assmann, Moses the Egyptian

"The lifetime of Moses comprises elements--canonical and apocryphal--that mark him as a real mythic hero, and positively he's Judaism's maximum hero and the crucial determine in Hebrew mythology." --Dr. David Leeming, The Oxford spouse to global Mythology

"...the tales of the production, of the flood, of Abraham, of Jacob, of the descent into and the exodus from Egypt, of the profession of Moses and the Jews within the wilderness, of Joshua and his squaddies, of the judges and their consumers, are all apocryphal, and have been fabricated at a past due interval of Jewish history." --Dr. Thomas Inman, historic Faiths and Modern

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Who Wrote the Pentateuch?
Was Moses an Egyptian Pharaoh or Priest?
The Exodus as History?
The Exodus in old Literature
Hyksos and Lepers
Who have been the Israelites?
The Exodus as Myth
The Lawgiver Archetype
The Dionysus Connection
The lifetime of Dionysus
The Vine and Wine
The nice God Sun
Yahweh and the Sun
Moses as sun Hero
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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