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The fir st five books of the Bible, called the Pentateuch, are considered by today�s scholars to have been a political tract written centuries after the alleged events occurred.� It was like the fabrications in the American history taught to today�s schoolchildren as a way to cultivate blind obedience to the state.� Early Israel and Judah were tiny kingdoms in the hills, sandwiched between Assyria and Egypt, which were warring regional powers.� Israel was destroyed about 722 BCE after the Israeli king defied the Assyrian king, and ten of Israel�s tribes were forcibly relocated by Assyria and became lost to history. [658] � The Assyrians forcibly relocated more than four million people.� Those �lost tribes� became the focus of all manner of fantasy for millennia.� Writing the Pentateuch was an understandable effort to help Israelites survive, as a kind of nationalistic parable.� The New Testament and Koran were also written long after the alleged events, accompanied by huge political battles over what the official story would be.� Wh atever divine inspiration Jesus may have had access to, (" love the enemy " (AKA " out-group ") is perhaps the most enlightened message ever given to humanity), or other figures in Judeo-Christian or Islamic tales, what is certain is that priesthoods and rulers shamelessly distorted them to serve their agendas of amassing and maintaining wealth and power, in a pattern that begins with the first civilization and lasts to this day.

Pages: 420

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 20, 1997)

ISBN: 0415155975

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