- Paperback: 582 pages
- Publisher: Stellar House Publishing, LLC (27 March 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979963184
- ISBN-13: 978-0979963186
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
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Did Moses Exist? Paperback – Import, 27 Mar 2014
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The biblical figure of Moses has been the center of fascination for over 2,000 years, but what do we actually know about him? Was he a real person? Did the Exodus truly happen? Or is the story in the Pentateuch a mythical account written centuries after the alleged events? Why does Moses's story resemble that of other, older lawgivers and legendary predecessors? Why are there so many elements of sun and wine god myths in the tale of Moses? What does the focus on the serpent in his story signify? Who were Yahweh and the Elohim? Did Moses Exist? includes: Maps and 126 illustrations Extensive bibliography, table of contents and index Hundreds of footnotes and citations from primary sources in multiple languages Best modern scholarship from credentialed authorities Did Moses Exist? provides a massive amount of information from antiquity about the world's religious traditions and mythology, including how solar myths, wine cultivation and fertility cults have shaped the Bible and Judaism. This book may be the most comprehensive study to date, using the best scholarship and state-of-the-art research methods.
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Clearly this book was neither proofed nor edited. At 582 pps the author felt she has acres of terrain to do her thing … unfortunately all this real estate allows for verbosity and sloppy English. I have read other DM Murdoch works and they were tightly written and focused. Not so with “Moses”, which could have been condensed to 250 words without loss of content.
Firstly, the author deals with Moses and quotes generously from Genesis as to who and what he was, when he lived etc. She adroitly points out all the contradictions and impossibilities and concludes, methinks correctly, that Moses was an invention in order to create a religion.
Acharya S then tells the story of how the Jewish god, Yahweh, cast a spell onto the pharaoh so as to harden his heart and prevent release of the Jewish slaves .... then cast ten murderous spells against all Egyptians allowing the estimated 2.5 million Jews plus their estimated million herd animals to steal away to Sinai. The author then concludes, again correctly, that nothing exists in support the exodus (parting of the Red Sea, the burning bush, ten commandments, 40 years of wandering the desert etc).
The author then analyzes Yahweh and his activities by quoting generously from the Torah and demonstrates that Yahweh is an unhinged homicidal maniac. Yahweh is a god nastier than any god conjured up by the Romans or Greeks ― he is pure unmitigated Evil. Clearly Judaism is a fear-based religion that condones violence against all nonmembers.
Do not the Jews who practice the Yahweh-inspired and taught hatred realize that they are no different than other hate groups – The White Aryan Nation, the Nazis, Westside Baptist Church etc.? Let's not forget that Adolf Hitler was Catholic and had the unbridled support of the Catholic hierarchy during his reign of terror against Jews, Blacks, homosexuals etc.
Archarya S has done a tremendous service in exploring the foundation myth of Judaism and stimulating the readers to understand how religion is often twisted to be the very opposite its original intent.
Thank you, Yahweh, for making your Judeo-Christian brethren just like yourself and condoning rape, pillage, arson, mass murder etc.
And thank you, D.M. Murdoch, in reaching deep into Juadism allowing this reader to understand the basis of their modus operandi.
I think Acharya S did a great job with this book which is the most detailed study there is on the topic. This book has to be part of every bible study for believers and non believers alike. As with all the bible books Exodus turns out to be a myth.
Without Acharya S there would never be such a work on the bookshelf.
I highly recommend and urge everybody to read this book for you will not be disappointed. !
It is an insult to sanity that in the 21st century there are still people not laughing their heads off whenever they hear the claptrap in the Buybull.
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