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Is the Bible full of 'forgeries'? J&R Lamb Studios via LOC.gov These window designs show the apostles Peter and Paul, who are credited with writing 15 epistles in the canonical New Testament.

Is the Bible full of 'forgeries'?

Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman says more than half of those epistles were forged. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News A biblical scholar has raised a holy fuss by declaring that more than a third of the books of the New Testament were "forged" — that is, written by scribes other than the apostles to which they've been ascribed. By itself, the suggestion that nearly half of Paul's epistles and both of Peter's were not written by Peter or Paul is not all that surprising. But Bart Ehrman, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, goes further by asserting that such ghost-writing — or, as Greekophiles put it, "pseudepigraphy" — would be unacceptable if it were brought to light in ancient times.

"In antiquity, people called this lying," Ehrman told me today. More on religion and science: Bart D Ehrman: Parts of Bible's New Testament written by 'pretend apostles' By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 03:34 GMT, 27 March 2011 A work of fiction?

Bart D Ehrman: Parts of Bible's New Testament written by 'pretend apostles'

Bart D Ehrman claims several New Testament books were actually written by people pretending to be apostles Parts of the Bible were written by people who lied about their identity, an author has claimed. Bart D Ehrman claims many books of the New Testament were forged by people pretending to be the apostles Peter, Paul or James. Writing in the Huffington Post, Professor Ehrman, best selling author of 'Misquoting Jesus' and 'Jesus, Interrupted', said religious scholars were well aware of the 'lies' of the Bible. While some were happy to acknowledge them others refer to them as 'pseudepigrapha' - meaning a falsely attributed work -, he wrote. In his new book , Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are, Professor Ehrman claims The Second Epistle of Peter - or 2 Peter - was forged.

'Someone else wrote it claiming to be Peter,' he writes. 'Women were speaking out, exercising authority and teaching men. Carl Sagan on "God" and "gods" Ancient Babylonia - Babylonian Myth of the Flood. Ancient Babylonia - The Biblical Differences. Ancient Babylonia - The Biblical Differences Differences Various theological concepts between Babylonian mythology and the biblical account are quite obvious: Hebrew: One true God (monotheism) Babylonian: Many gods (polytheism) Hebrew: A Holy God Babylonian: The gods quarrel and disagree crouching in fear "like swarms of flies" Hebrew: God saw that all of mankind had become corrupt and evil in all their ways.

Ancient Babylonia - The Biblical Differences

Babylonian: There is confusion as to why the flood came. Hebrew: The Creator and sustainer of all executed His judgment upon His creation. Babylonian: Adad brought thunder, Ninurta brought winds, Annunaki brought lightning. Explanation It is nearly impossible to give an explanation without some sort of bias or presupposition.

Angels Cherubs , winged beings

Flood Myths. Creation myths. Gems and Minerals of the Bible. Minerals of the Bible. Bible gems passages. The significance of precious gems in the Bible - by Joan Schroeder. Jaimela King's image for:

The significance of precious gems in the Bible - by Joan Schroeder

Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand. New International VersionBlow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill.

Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand

Ark of the Covenant. The Ark of the Covenant (Hebrew: אָרוֹן הַבְּרִית‎ ʾĀrôn Habbərît, modern pron.

Ark of the Covenant

Aron Habrit), also known as the Ark of the Testimony, is a chest described in the Book of Exodus[1] as containing the Tablets of Stone on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed. According to some traditional interpretations of the Book of Exodus,[2] Book of Numbers,[3] and the Letter to the Hebrews,[4] the Ark also contained Aaron's rod, a jar of manna, and the first Torah scroll as written by Moses; however, the first of the Books of Kings says that at the time of King Solomon, the Ark contained only the two Tablets of the Law.[5] According to the Book of Exodus, the Ark was built at the command of God, in accordance with the instructions given to Moses on Mount Sinai.[6] God was said to have communicated with Moses "from between the two cherubim" on the Ark's cover.[7] Biblical account[edit] Construction and description[edit] Mobile vanguard[edit] The Lost Ark of the Covenant.

As a general rule, Judaism rejects physical manifestations of spirituality, preferring instead to focus on actions and beliefs.

The Lost Ark of the Covenant

Indeed, the story of Judaism begins with Abraham who, according to ancient sources, shattered the idols that were the conventional method of religious observance at the time. Worship of graven images is harshly condemned throughout the Torah, and perhaps the greatest sin the Israelites collectively committed was the construction of the Golden Calf (in Ex. 32), intended to serve as a physical intermediary between them and God. Today, Jews do not venerate any holy relics or man-made symbols. Ark of the covenant.

Christ and Krishna

History of Man's Corruption in the Bible. Note to Muslims: As Muslims, we must be very careful when we comment on the previous Scriptures, because there is always a possibility that there might be Divine Revelations parts in the verses that we might be objecting to.

History of Man's Corruption in the Bible.

I know that the many of the disbelievers constantly insult and mock Islam all the time, and even lie on their own Scriptures with their "End of Times Prophecies" lies, -where they hijacked even the Bible with their bigotry, hate and lies, - but still dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we must always be very careful when we deal with previous Scriptures, because as Muslims we do believe that they do contain remnants of Divine Revelations in them.

May Allah Almighty forgive me, and forgive all sincere Muslims, for any and all mistakes and errors that we may have fell into. Ameen. A History of God: the 4000-year ...

Weird Bible stuff

Resurrection ? Crucifixion or CruciFiction ? Xmas. Forbidden History. Note: On this page, we will discuss primitive cultures that had advanced astronomical knowledge that we cannot logically explain; given that many of these cultures state unequivocably that the knowledge was given to them by extraterrestrial visitors, you may be interested in our "Ancient Astronauts" page in the UFO section. Ancient Sumeria was a civilization which appeared “full bloom”- meaning they appeared without any precursor or more primitive civilization. That, though curious in and of itself, is not the most unusual aspect of ancient Sumer.

Not only did Sumerians have a complicated law system (including juries), medicine (including invasive procedures), ships and navigation, but more remarkably, an amazingly advanced knowledge of astronomy. They knew the earth revolved around the sun, and they knew about all the planets in our solar system- even Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, which were not discovered by modern day science until 1781, 1846, and 1930!