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The Dependence of Biblical Law Codes on Ancient Near Eastern Law Codes (II)

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am writing a book on the Exodus to build on both my previous two books (The Nativity: A Critical Examination [UK] and is The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK]).  The working title is The Exodus: A Critical Examination of the Moses Story. I previously posted the introduction to my chapter on the law codes of […]

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Chiasms, Multiple Sources, Armstrong, and Chasms in Rationality

Reading Time: 17 minutes Welcome to another episode of “Brandolini’s Law Exemplified”, your friendly programming that has to put in all the effort where others don’t. I wrote an article on the issues with the Genesis flood account that did three things: 1) it showed how it was impossible; 2) it is drawn from earlier mythological stories; 3) there […]

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Ruddy Flood Thing Again. And Armstrong.

Reading Time: 18 minutes Dave Armstrong has supposedly refuted my refutation to his refutation of my claim that the Noah’s flood myth is a good example of the multiple sources of the Pentateuch evidenced by both redundancies through repetition and contradictions. Just to let you know, my position is wholesale accepted by pretty much every single Hebrew Bible scholar […]

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The Flood Myth Contradictions Explained by the Documentary Hypothesis

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am knee-deep in a bunch of research, and some of it every technical, all surrounding dating of the Pentateuch and concerning the Documentary Hypothesis. For those uninitiated, the Pentateuch contains some irreconcilable issues that fall into four categories: repetition (redundancy), contradictions, discontinuity, terminology and style. There is only one coherent solution: it was compiled […]

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The Pentateuch and the Documentary Hypothesis

Reading Time: < 1 minute Whilst I am knee-deep in Joel Baden and Jeffrey Stackert’s The Oxford Handbook of the Pentateuch (masterful), as well Baden’s The Composition of the Pentateuch, with Friedman’s Who Wrote the Bible?, and a little bit of Digital Hammurabi’s Josh Bowen’s The Atheist Handbook to the Old Testament Volume 1 thrown in, and being halfway through Finkelstein and Mazar’s excellent The Quest for […]

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Without the History, What are the Torah and Christian Bible?

Reading Time: 9 minutes I’ve been involved in a conversation with some friends of mine on Facebook who are essentially Christians. They have taken variously interesting positions countering both my previous two books (The Nativity: A Critical Examination [UK] and is The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK]) without having read them and taking a pop at the reasoning for my […]

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The Exodus Debunked: Concluding Matters

Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s been quite a little project, but it is time to draw matters to a close. So far, the series has covered a number of different related subjects: The Exodus Debunked: Chronology The Exodus Debunked: A Ridiculous Story with Ridiculous Claims The Exodus Debunked: Camels The Exodus Debunked: Hardening of Hearts The Exodus Debunked: Moses’ […]

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The Exodus Debunked: Narrative Sources

Reading Time: 17 minutes “It is thus clearer than the sun at noonday that the Pentateuch was not written by Moses, but by someone who lived longer after Moses” Spinoza, 1670 I will continue my deconstruction of the Exodus accounts by concentrating on the issues surrounding the claims concerning the typology and the sources of the Exodus account itself. A […]

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