September 17 - Bible and Western Culture Bible is a myth...

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Bible and Western Culture 17/09/2007 11:45:00 Bible is a myth that contains a history.  Or two related histories o People of Israel o And of a person, Jesus of Nazareth.  Mythic structure of the story itself that ties them together.  When new testament is bound with old, bible is seen to tell one coherent  story.  Already the case with the writers of the bible. - gospel Myth:   Said bible is “anything but myth” Homer: epic poems said to be bible of greeks Moses: thought to be author of torah, thought to be older than homer, by even  greeks, romans, etc.  Consequently, thought that older is better.  This gave the Jews something… Now its thought that newer is better, then it was older is better.  Moses lived closer to god, because he was old.  Bible can be interpreted differently, different timescales, such as 7 days of  creation.  Because moses was seen to be more ancient, and closer to god, also thought to  have a greater access to knowledge, because it was derived from god[s].   Because he was older than homer, he was thought to be smarter, so homer must  have got his information from homer.   As Christianity became more distinct form Judaiism, [earlier they were mistaken for  eachother by romans] Christianity was a new religion, and where older is better, this charge was a  bad thing 
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