101 Myths of the Bible by Gary Greenberg
How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History

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In his startling book, Gary Greenberg exposes the reality behind the greatest story ever told. Learn about the Egyptian myths and ancient folklore that survive in one of history's most sacred texts, and discover how:

-King David's bodyguard, not David, killed Goliath
-Noah's Ark did not land on Mount Ararat
-Samson did not pull down a Philistine temple
-There are at least two versions of the Ten Commandments
-The walls of Jericho were destroyed 300 years before Joshua arrived there
-Sodom and Gomorrah were mythical cities that never existed
-The story of Esther had nothing to do with the Jews of Persia
-And much, much more

101 Myths of the Bible provides a new dimension of biblical studies for believers, historians and anyone who has ever wondered about the facts behind the legends. By looking deeper into history, Greenberg shows that the true story makes the Bible more interesting than ever imagined!
 

About Gary Greenberg

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Gary Greenberg is a practicing psychotherapist and the author of Manufacturing Depression and The Noble Lie. He has written about the intersection of science, politics, and ethics for Harper’s, The New Yorker, Wired, Discover, and Rolling Stone, among others, as well as Mother Jones, where he is a contributor. Dr. Greenberg lives with his family in Connecticut.
 
Published September 1, 2002 by Sourcebooks. 352 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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