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The Bible devoid the Divine,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Bible as History (Paperback)
Bible as History sadly avoids the face value claims of the text in an attempt to demythologize the events of history. All supernatural elemants are reduced to natural phenomena. In an attempt to defend the Bible as historical the author removes God and the miracles which are central to the claims of the text. The removing the supernatural leaves a storyline which fails to be either internally or externally consistent. Case in point, Moses and the burning bush. Keller describes a mideastern plant which secrets oil. He then suggests Moses probably saw such a plant which had caught fire enabling the bush to burn without being consumed as the Exodus story claims. Unfortunately this naturalized version does not explain why Moses, a man wanted for murder in Egypt , would suddenly return.