Ancient history through ancient eyes

I think that the whole notion of “historical” is a modern one, created by modern science, and that it’s this entirely modern approach that pits history against myth. Paul didn’t believe in an historical Adam or a non-historical Adam. He just believed in Adam. It’s only as modern readers that we divide things — for ourselves — into historical and non-historical.

From The Apostle Paul did not Believe in the Historical Adam, Joel Hoffman, Ph.D.   Several years ago I learned that ancient Hebrews did not have the same concept of what constitutes the proper way to record history that modern Westerners hold to.  That blew my mind, but also made Bible reading into a better experience.
Via the wonderful Dr. Platypus

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About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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