Old Testament

Revising the Old Testament

There can be a fine line between faith and reason. It is reasonable to say that Jesus Christ, Paul of Tarsus, Arthur Schopenhauer, Carl Jung, and Tomas Jefferson, all understand that  the old testament needs at least some revision.

For the purpose of study and revision, the old testament should be divided into three distinct parts...

1. The creation up to the time of the flood

Tree of knowledge , Satan, Lucifer Loigic of Evil

The dialectic is basically two opposing sides of an argument.  Thesis and anti-thesis and its outcome synthesis. Well if you think there is an argument for what is good then you should also agree that there must be an argument that is bad or evil. In a perfect world this argument would play out in an open forum but in a realistic world the evil component would of course be better served if it remained occult, secret or hidden. 

The arguments of this dialectic are both strong. We often hear of why its good to be good but we rarely hear why its good to be bad. 


Temple Cyrus 536 B.C - Ezra

The silence about Ezra in the dead sea scrolls: where do we go from here.

51:15  "you did not remove the evil heart from them, in order that your law would produce fruits in them" 4 Ezra 320   


From... http://www.patmospapers.com/daniel/457.htm

1. The decree of Cyrus recorded in Ezra 1:1-4.

Genesis 49:16-18

16 “Dan[a] will provide justice for his people
   as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan will be a snake by the roadside,
   a viper along the path,

2-Chronicles 9:21 Ships to Tarshish (Spain/Carthage)

From biblegateway
2 Chronicles 9:21 (New International Version) Page Options Add parallel << < = = > >> 2 Chronicles 9:21 New International Version (NIV) 21 The king had a fleet of trading ships[a] manned by Hiram’s[b] servants. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons.



The famous story about the Great Flood is best known from the Bible (Genesis 6-9).

It has always been known that there were similar stories from Greece and Rome (like the ones by Apollodorus, Ovid, and Hyginus), but in the nineteenth century, several texts from ancient Iraq were added. The first discovery was Tablet XI of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgameš (in 1872), the second the Sumerian original, now called the Eridu Genesis (1914), and the third the Epic of Atrahasis (1956). It is now clear that the Biblical account stays close to a Babylonian model.

Deuteronomy 23: 7 Do not hate Egyptians, they will enter the Kingdom of God

 7Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.
 8The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

Deuteronomy 23: 19-22 loans, usery ok to others

Writen in the time of Moses 1400 BC 

Deuteronomy 23: 19-22

 19Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:

 20Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.


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