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Besides, believers will believe anything and everything the bible says. It is the "Word of God" after all. No amount of scientific proof or opinion will sway them...that's the definition of a "faithful believer" - they're all in! You gotta respect that steadfastness even if you don't agree with them.
Yes, it's the Camel Bones that suggest factual errors in the Bible....
Nothing to do with the Giants, Dragons, Unicorns, Bigfoots (!! Satyr!!) 400 year old men, flying people, water walking etc etc...
Great collection of moral tales designed to illicit a certain response in the reader...very bad source of facts.edit on 10-2-2014 by Jukiodone because: (no reason given)
Where in the bible does it mention dragons, unicorns, bigfoot/s or satyr/s?
You seem to have assumed that mythical stuff from many sources is included in the Bible.
If you knew something about it, then perhaps your comment would be valid. Since you don't...
the dragon constellation is old, predating the bible, even predating the torah. in fact, here's a 7 headed one from sumer-akkad.
the first five books of the bible, called the pentateuch or torah, were written around 1500 BC.
reply to post by undo
Which is one of the connotations of ib.ru, from the Sumerian city Ni.ib.ru, where it's thought Abram (later Abraham) descended from a line of Nippurian priests, before relocating to Ur. There's several parallels between Nippur's cult center and Judaism. The "City of Crossing" (ni.ib.ru) lent it's name to the "people of crossing" (ib.ru ~ hebrew?)
Abraham's basis for Genesis and the Hebrew Bible shares far too many parallels to Sumerian worship and tales, especially regarding Nanna/sin to be coincidental. But I don't think it's fair to say he "stole" the tales from the Sumerians, as several Semitic races (Akkadians and Amorites among them) were part of that culture as well.
reply to post by AliceBleachWhite
my premise is that it isn't stolen history. it's shared history. i don't see what the issue is. they were habru from nibru. nibru was the name of enlil's city on the euphrates, today it's called nippur. the etymology is nibru, nibbur, nippur.
edit on 13-2-2014 by undo because: (no reason given)