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Wednesday Giveaway (Delayed Edition) - The Bible Among the Myths

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Bible Myths It’s time for another Wednesday giveaway, this time brought to you as a special Thursday edition thanks to some car troubles that ensured I didn’t get home until late yesterday afternoon.

Today’s giveaway book is The Bible Among the Myths by John Oswalt.

“Sixty years ago, most biblical scholars maintained that Israel’s religion was unique—that it stood in marked contrast to the faiths of its ancient Near Eastern neighbors. Nowadays, it is widely argued that Israel’s religion mirrors that of other West Semitic societies. What accounts for this radical change, and what are its implications for our understanding of the Old Testament?”

Oswalt’s book addresses these questions, and shows how the Old Testament is both culturally grounded and at the same time presents an account of reality that differs from other ancient literature in many crucial ways.

Two copies of The Bible Among the Myths will be given out after the contest ends Friday evening.

To enter just post below with your answer to this question - which non-biblical mythology (anything from the Enuma Elish and The Odyssey to The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter) have you most enjoyed reading?

 

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