From Gods to God
How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths & LegendseBook - 2012
The ancient Israelites believed things that the writers of the Bible wanted them to forget: myths and legends from a pre-biblical world that the new monotheist order needed to bury, hide, or reinterpret. Ancient Israel was rich in such literary traditions before the Bible reached the final form that we have today. These traditions were not lost but continued, passed down through the ages. Many managed to reach us in post-biblical sources: rabbinic literature, Jewish Hellenistic writings, the writings of the Dead Sea sect, the Aramaic, Greek, Latin, and other ancient.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, ©2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 301 pages)