Like Many Ancient Texts, the Bible is Neither 100% Historical Nor 100% Fiction

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7 thoughts on “Like Many Ancient Texts, the Bible is Neither 100% Historical Nor 100% Fiction

  1. Minute 43: Prior to King Josiah, the Israelite religion was “monolatrous”–the worship of one god but the awareness of the existence of other gods.

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  2. Minute 48: The Israelites were not the only Bronze Age culture that practiced circumcision. “Even in Jeremiah chapter 9, there is a list of other peoples who practiced circumcision.”

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  3. Minute 54: Evidence of monolatry in the Hebrew Bible:

    Why would an all-knowing God, who knows that no other gods exist, make the following statement: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Why be paranoid about non-existent beings?

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    1. But if some parts of a story are true, it is correct to assume that all parts of the story are true, Latias. At least that is how a lot of fundamentalist Christians think.

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