1. Standard membershavixmir
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    23 Jun '09 17:51
    After spending a couple of months studying the bible, well, I say a couple of months, I mean a couple of hours and I say study, but I mean reading "The dummy's guide to"...

    I have to conclude that the majority of Genesis is actually about the creation of monotheism than about humans or earth.

    Anybody else read that into it?
  2. Standard memberkaroly aczel
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    23 Jun '09 18:11
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    After spending a couple of months studying the bible, well, I say a couple of months, I mean a couple of hours and I say study, but I mean reading "The dummy's guide to"...

    I have to conclude that the majority of Genesis is actually about the creation of monotheism than about humans or earth.

    Anybody else read that into it?
    how did you read that into it?
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    23 Jun '09 18:57
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    how did you read that into it?
    It is better to get a Recovery Version of the Bible with its footnotes.

    Many people I have heard say that once they started reading it and the study notes they could not put it down for the entire night.

    http://www.recoveryversion.org/

    The New Testament part they send you free.

    www.biblesforamerica.org
  4. Standard membershavixmir
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    23 Jun '09 19:58
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    how did you read that into it?
    Well, because of various things really.
    The first being that the whole 2 people growing into so many different peoples doesn't really fit with the whole 12 tribes of Israel thing.

    The second being that after the great flood, it only takes 3 generations or so before people are mingling with many different people.

    The third is that I get the distinct feeling (and we all know what Ben Kenobi thinks of feelings) that the whole of the bible up to Moses is written in retrospect, with the purpose of arguing a case and motivating people to remain true to God (the singular, monotheistic God).
  5. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    23 Jun '09 20:01
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    After spending a couple of months studying the bible, well, I say a couple of months, I mean a couple of hours and I say study, but I mean reading "The dummy's guide to"...

    I have to conclude that the majority of Genesis is actually about the creation of monotheism than about humans or earth.

    Anybody else read that into it?
    I wouldn't put it exactly like that, but yeah.
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