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The Bible as History - Second Revised Edition
The Bible as History - Second Revised Edition Author:Werner Keller Since the first revised edition in 1964, . . . new techniques have brought much additional light. Some theories have been confirmed, others badly shaken. Many believed that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, for example, was caused by volcanic activity in the Jordan fissure. But the more recent investigations suggest that such activity proba... more »bly took place some five thousand years ealier, and did not extend to the likely sites of the two cities. Fasciniating parallels between the Ten Commandments and other ancient documents have been discovered. According to the Egyptian Book of the Dead, for example, deceased persons had to make the following confession before forty-two judges: "I have not killed . . . I have not stolen the loaves offered to the goads . . . I have not had any illicit sexual relations. . . "
Almost every chapter has undergone major amendment. There are new illustrations, captions, and maps, and a chapter on the Turin Shroud. Joachim Rehork, who worked closely with the author is preparing this new edition, contributes a postscript on the accuracy and interpretation of the Bible.« less