Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Abraham tales- Why Bible is so unreliable

Abraham is a very important Character in Bible tales.  

Galatians 3:16 God gave the promises to Abraham and his child. And notice that the Scripture doesn't say "to his children," as if it meant many descendants. 

Romans 4:1 So what can we say about Abraham, the father of our people? What did he learn about faith? If Abraham was made right by the things he did, he had a reason to boast about himself. But God knew different.That’s why the Scriptures say, “Abraham believed God, and because of this he was accepted as one who is right with God.”   

Abraham is an outsider who migrated from present Iraq.

 Genesis 15:7He said to Abram, “I am the Lord who led you from Ur of Chaldea.  I did this so that I could give you this land. You will own this land.”

CHALDEA is in Iraq, but the 

name came only in 9th Century BCE, more than 1300 years 

later than Abraham and 600

 years later than Moses as

 shown by Archaeologist


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaldea    &  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ur_of_the_Chaldees

How much facts in these Tales- Let us Analyse 

Abraham - Sarah tales

 Image result for Abraham with camel

Lord asks Abraham to come to Canaan, but Famines flees Egypt 

 Genesis 12:10 10 During this time there was not enough food in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live. 11 Just before they arrived in Egypt, Abram told Sarai, “Look, I know that you are a very beautiful woman. 12 When the Egyptian men see you, they will say, ‘This woman is his wife.’ Then they will kill me and keep you alive because they want you. 13 So tell them that you are my sister. Then they will be good to me because of you. In this way you will save my life.”
17 Pharaoh took Abram’s wife, so the Lord caused Pharaoh and all the people in his house to have very bad diseases. 18 Pharaoh called Abram and said to him, “You have done a very bad thing to me! Why didn’t you tell me Sarai was your wife? 19 You said, ‘She is my sister.’ Why did you say that? I took her so that she could be my wife, but now I give your wife back to you. Take her and go!” 

Same Tale repeated when Sarah was 90 yearsகர்த்தர் 

 Genesis 20:1 Abraham left that place and traveled to the Negev. He settled in the city of Gerar, between Kadesh and Shur. While in Gerar, 2 Abraham told people that Sarah was his sister. King Abimelech of Gerar heard this. Abimelech wanted Sarah, so he sent some servants to take her. 

Archaeology  was unoccupied 

till 8th Century BCE, & became 

Town and had Kings much later.

Gerar King Abimelch again does the same thing with ISSAC & WIFE. 

 Genesis 26:1Now there was a famine.Isaac went to the town of Gerar, to King Abimelech of the Philistines.

So Isaac settled in Gerar. His wife Rebekah was very beautiful. The men of that place asked Isaac about Rebekah. He said, “She is my sister.” He was afraid to tell them Rebekah was his wife. He was afraid the men would kill him so that they could have her. 8... Abimelech looked out of his window and saw Isaac and his wife enjoying one another. Abimelech called for Isaac and said, “This woman is your wife. Why did you tell us that she was your sister?”  Isaac said to him, “I was afraid that you would kill me so that you could have her.”

In those days Women may have

 had additional strength and 

story may be true said an

 Apologist. Let us Examine

Let see what Biblical god stories.  

 Genesis 11:12 When Arphaxad was 35 years old, his son Shelah was born. 
14 After Shelah was 30 years old, his son Eber was born. 
16 After Eber was 34 years old, his son Peleg was born. 
18 After Peleg was 30 years old, his son Reu was born.
20 After Reu was 32 years old, his son Serug was born.
 22 After Serug was 30 years old, his son Nahor was born. 
24 After Nahor was 29 years old, his son Terah was born.
26 After Terah was 70 years old, his sons Abram, Nahor, and Haran were born.

We have seen 8 Generations before Abraham, and in all cases the Male was around 30, which means Female around 20 + Age  Genesis 18:11 Abraham and Sarah were very old. Sarah was past the right age for her Mensuration has stopped was past childbearing.                      

   70 Year Sarah -Egypt   King       100 Year Queen Beatuty Sarah    Loved Beauty Queen                                           attracted Gerar  King Abimelech     

This story is repeats of above and what Jewish Encyclopedia says 

Jewish Encyclopedia:-“From the point of view of the history of culture these episodes are very instructive. But it is not very probable that Abraham would have run the risk twice. Moreover, a similar incident is reported in regard to Isaac and Rebecca (Genesis 34:6-11). This recurrence indicates that none of the accounts is to be accepted as historical; all three are variations of a theme common to the popular oral histories of the Patriarchs. That women were married in the way here supposed is not to be doubted. The purpose of the story is to extol the heroines as most beautiful and show that the Patriarchs were under the special protection of the Deity. 

Let us analyse Abraham tales little more.

Genesis 24:28 Then Rebekah ran and told her family about all these things. 29-30 She had a brother named Laban. She told him what the man had said to her. Laban was listening to her. And when he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s arms, he ran out to the well. There the man was, standing by the camels at the well.31 Laban said, “Sir, you are welcome to come in You don’t have to stand outside here. I have prepared a room for you to sleep in and a place for your camels.” 32 So Abraham’s servant went into the house. Laban unloaded his camels and gave them straw and feed. Then he gave Abraham’s servant water so that he and the men with him could wash their feet.

Domestication of Camel took place much later than Abraham days; but when it Camel became so common - so that People can

 breen in Homes? 


Camel bones start appear in 9th century, but when it became so common to breed in HOMES, it is only 200 years before JESUS. 

The mention of the dromedary in Exodus 9:3 also suggests a later date of composition – the widespread domestication of the camel as a herd animal is thought not to have taken place before the late 2nd millennium, after the Israelites had already emerged in Canaan,[31] and they did not become widespread in Egypt until c. 200–100 BCE.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exodus   /
The TALES SAY Abraham was given land from Nile to Euphrates - not a Single day in 4000 years HEBREWS Controlled that much land 

“According to archeologist William Dever, by the last quarter of the 20th century, ‘respectable archaeologists [had] given up hope of recovering any context that would make Abraham, Isaac or Jacob credible “historical figures”‘.

All are tales without any basis of0.001% truth even

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