Exodus

Ten Plagues Fable

The Exodus Fable

 “They answered him, ‘We are descendants of Abraham, and have…

Flight FABLE

Geography But NO Archaeology

And the geography is wrong.

Although the Exodus…

Desert FABLE

Exodus Encampment Space Required!

Bible literalists claim that purported ancient…

Manna

Heavenly Manna

4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from…

Moses strikes rock

12 Wells and 70 Palms

Like the Moses myth overall, there is little reason to accept the 12…

Ten Commandments FABLE

Kill Them All

At Exodus 20–32 appears the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments or…

The Ark of the Covenant

The Ark of the Covenant

Exodus 25 discusses the Ark of the Covenant, including detailed…

Promised Land FABLE

Giants in the Promised Land

At Numbers 13:33, the Bible contends the Israelites were…

Passover

The Fairy Tale Becomes Truth

Notice how many times "God" gave instructions to do the…

Writings

Book of Exodus

Documentary Hypothesis - Wellhausen

Attributing the Pentateuch to a historical lawgiver of…

5 Books of Moses?

Who Wrote the Pentateuch?

“Biblical scholars have long known that all the…

2nd Book of Law

The 2nd Book of the Law

The Rabbis will tell you that Moses wrote the Book of Exodus even…

Exodus Flight in Prior Myths

Flight as Myth

“...Moses, or the compiler of the Book of Genesis, whoever he…

God Loves Animal Sacrifice

God Loves the Smell of Animal Sacrifice???

In accepting this claim, we are also to believe…

Sea Monster

Good vs Evil Myths

This archetypal good-versus-evil conflict is represented in the myths of…

Ancient Writings

WHERE IN THE BOOKS OF THE PROPHETS?

Absent in Judges, the earliest that traces of the…

Song of the Sea

A Song Similar in Other Myths

“Except for the biblical story there is no…

Psalm 78

MANY NAMES OF GOD

Russell cites Psalm 78 along with several others as influenced by the…

Song of Moses

No Historicity

Current scholarship demonstrating the non-historicity of the Pentateuch…

Song of Deborah

No Exodus, Moses, Joshua Mentioned

As important as the texts claimed to contain germ verses…

Moses

Ancient Law-giving Super-Heroes

The Super-Hero Births

“But we must make mention of the lawgivers who arose in…

Divine Legislators

God-Given Legislators

Like the divine birth, another ubiquitous tradition was that of…

Ten Commandment Tablets

Law/Code Tablets

The lawgiver archetype usually includes a law code or codes, comprising…

Moses is Dionysus

Dionysus' Life

“The Bacchus story also contained remarkable similarities to…

Dionysus Events

Land Flowing with Milk and Honey

As seen above, in his commentary on Exodus 3.8, Clarke…

Dionysus Connection

Dionysus

“The only gods the Arabs recognize are Dionysus and Urania; the way they cut their…

Moses Priest?

An Egyptian Priest or Pharaoh?

“An Egyptian priest named Moses, who possessed…

Moses Pharaoh?

Thutmose II

Because of his name and the dating in 1 Kings of 1441, some researchers have…

Sun

Moses as Solar Hero

Moses as Solar Hero

“This deity [Adar] represented the sun god primitively…

MASU

MASU THE HERO

Yet another of these possible multiple meanings lies in the assertion by…

Moses/Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh and Mt Mašu

A major factor in this quest for the origins of the Moses account is…

The Sacred Serpent

MŜ THE SACRED SERPENT

Adding to the Mosaic syncretism, in the Ugaritic mythology appears a…

Yahweh and the Sun

Yahweh and the Sun

“And he brought me into the inner court of the house of the…

The Great Sun God

The Great God Sun

“The evidence for the sun cult manifests itself in Europe…

Misc

The Vine and Wine

The Vine and Wine

“From being relatively unimportant, the deities of wine and…

Wine Reverence

Biblical Grape Reverence

We have seen that the Bible is full of grape and wine references,…

Who were the Israelites

Where did the Israelites come from?

“Who were the Semites in Egypt? Can they…

Hyksos and Lepers

Hyksos and Lepers

“This is Manetho’s account [of the Hyksos]; and evident it…

Conclusion

Conclusion

“In the Hebrew scriptures are many beauties, many excellent…