From Gods to God: How the Bible Debunked, Suppressed, or Changed Ancient Myths & Legends

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Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSix
TRANSLATOR’S NOTExi
Introduction: When God Fought the Sea Dragons1
PART 1. The World of Myth
1.Eden’s Winged Serpent19
2.When Gods Seduced Women27
3.Moses or God? Who Split the Sea of Reeds?35
4.What Is Manna?46
5.The Hero Who Stopped the Sun56
PART 2. Cult and Sacred Geography
6.The Wandering Gate of Heaven65
7.Seeing and Weeping: Managing the Story of a Divine Defeat73
8.Where Were Rachel and Jacob Buried?84
9.Where in the Wilderness Did Israel Receive the Torah?91
10.Some More Reasons for Eating Matzah96
11.Was Worshiping the Golden Calf a Sin?101
12.Where Was the Law Given? In the Wilderness or in the Land of Israel?109
13.When and How Was the City of Dan Sanctified?120

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