Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions: Being a Comparison of the Old and New Testament Myths and Miracles with Those of Heathen Nations of Antiquity, Considering Also Their Origin and Meaning ...

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Commonwealth Company, 1882 - 589 pages

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Originally published in 1882 this volume is filled with a wealth of scholarly looking sleight of hand. This book is not a work of historical research. Rather it is an ideological apologia slapped ... Read full review

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The author is not afraid of using fabricated quotes, eg p437 quotes another source, Robert Taylor, who lived shortly before Doane, who states Augustine said he went into Ethiopia and saw ridiculous things like headless people, this quote is a known forgery, it is absent in Augustine's own 33rd Homily, letter, etc...not only is it absent from Homily 33, Homily 33 does not even mention Ethiopia at all. This book is outdated scholarship, but that does not prevent people in this camp from using it as if it were a scholarly source 

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Page 386 - And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world : he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Page 166 - And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search diligently for the young child, and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Page 5 - And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life...
Page 111 - But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Page 185 - Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree...
Page 416 - And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them: "Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: for all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Page 50 - And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
Page 416 - Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you...
Page 296 - The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Page 20 - But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons

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