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Posted inReligion

Jesus and Exodus Symbolic Parallels

Reading Time: 4 minutes This came to me by way of someone watching one of my recent interviews on YouTube and I think it is interesting enough to warrant some discussion: I have been studying the mythicist position for a while now, and although I’m not a scholar or historian, I have a perspective that they often miss: studying […]

Posted inEthics, Religion

Word Salad in the Name of Theology

Reading Time: 3 minutes As you will know, I have been running a series debunking the Exodus account and, in fact, this has now become a huge book project, co-authored with archaeologist Rebecca Bradley and with the foreword to be written by Assyriologist Dr Joshua Bowen. I am presently writing a chapter on the morality and theology of the […]

Posted inEthics

Exodus Sidebar: The Exodus Story Is Morally Obscene

Reading Time: 5 minutes As you will know, I have been running a series debunking the Exodus account and, in fact, this has now become a huge book project, co-authored with archaeologist Rebecca Bradley and with the foreword to be written by Assyriologist Dr Joshua Bowen. I am presently writing a chapter on the morality and theology of the […]

Posted inHistory

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 […]

Posted inBooks

New Exodus Book Project Confirmed

Reading Time: 2 minutes So I’m really pleased to announce that I have formal confirmation of the Exodus book project that I had in mind. I will be writing the book with fellow skeptic and author, and archaeologist to boot, Rebecca Bradley. I have worked closely with her before on a number of different projects and I am excited to […]

Posted inHistory, Religion

Debunking the Exodus VI: The Moses Birth Myth Is Nuts and Draws from other Myths.

Reading Time: 12 minutes Unfortunately, over the extensive series concerning the availability of pitch as a waterproofing caulk in the Nile River area of Egypt during the New Kingdom era, we have failed to see the crap for the pitch. Let us get back on an even (thoroughly pitch-caulked) keel by looking at the birth myth again, not in the context of it being appropriated […]

Posted inHistory

Exodus Sidebar: Pitch – You Wouldn’t Let It Lie!

Reading Time: 14 minutes Ah, dag nam it. You wouldn’t let it lie, Armstrong. You wouldn’t let it lie! 😉 Okay, I’ll spare you all the previous, readers. Here are the links: Debunking the Exodus V: Moses’ Birth Exodus Sidebar: Refuting Armstrong’s “Refutation” on Pitch (but Oddly Not Sargon) Exodus Sidebar: More on Moses and Sargon Exodus Sidebar: Sargon […]

Posted inHistory

Exodus Sidebar: The Final Pitch Battle

Reading Time: 16 minutes As part of my debunking the Exodus series, I’ve been involved in a prolonged debate with Dave Armstrong, in particular, regarding…pretty much everything I have stated. Let me give you a super-quick synopsis of where we are at. One of my arguments was that the Moses birth story was appropriated from the surrounding culture when […]

Posted inHistory

Exodus Sidebar: Sargon and Moses – the Final Word…?

Reading Time: 6 minutes There has been a back and forth between myself and Catholic apologist (with a bent for biblical literalism) Dave Armstrong on the subject of the Exodus account from the Bible, and specifically recently on Moses’ birth story and its dependence on the pre-existing Sargon birth myth (in itself, a tropey affair). Theist Verbose Stoic (VS) […]

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