Featured Official Review: The Bible says Saviors -- Obadiah 1:21 [by the author of the May Book of the Month]

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Re: Official Review: The Bible says Saviors -- Obadiah 1:21

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I admire the author's commitment to critically examining the Bible like you would other historical texts.

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Juliana_Isabella wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 23:04
I admire the author's commitment to critically examining the Bible like you would other historical texts.
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Interesting review and even more interesting book. I enjoy seeing what "evidence" that people have discovered, sometimes just to cross reference with basic beliefs and other "evidence" that researchers have found. Strong in my faith I still enjoy reading others work.
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Im a big fan of Erhmans but Eisenman is really sketchy as a scholar. For instance his bokk about James the lords brpther doesnt contain a single reference to a contemporary biblical scholar and makes a lot of unsubstantiated claims he bases on his intuition rather than evidence. Most mainstream biblical scholars avoid
Him. This and what Ive read in the other book review make me pretty sceptical about his research methodology. This is exactly what a good book review is supposed to do so well done. A very informative review and well written even if it lets me know its probably noty cup of tea.

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This sounds right up my alley. Connecting historical context to any religion is always very fascinating. In order to completely understand the teachings, it is very important to know where the world was when it was written. A lot of cultural and societal issues play key roles in every religious book, issues that may not be as relevant by today's standards, so it's easy to misunderstand or confuse subjects that were thought of very differently hundreds or thousands of years ago. It's very interesting to read something that takes a look at that context and reapplies a modern take to issues formerly held as closed, especially ideas that might have had reason to be suppressed at earlier times in history.

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I'm not sure this one is for me as well. I'm open to reading about other religions but I'm not ready for an in-depth study that interprets Christian text into mysticism. The books sounds interesting though and nice review.
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EvaDar wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 10:57
kandscreeley wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 08:46
Robert Wahler has another book that's been reviewed on here - Misreading of Judas. From what I've read, it doesn't seem like he and I would agree about many things; therefore, I think I'm going to skip this one. To each his own, I guess, but this isn't for me. Thanks.
Yes, Wahler's work is edgy and challenges many people's long-held belief systems. I read Misreading Judas as well. I find his research really interesting, but it's not for everyone. Thanks for stopping by, though.

I have my reservations though... Kindly share objectively some issues he raised. I am interested.

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