St James Ministry Team

A blog from the Ministry Team of St James Church, Colwall, Herefordshire, UK

2011-03-23

The Bible and archaeology

I watched this program on television last night (half way through  the series) which was trying to show that most of the Israelites' monotheistic religion was invented during the Babylonian captivity and that the story of the exodus and basically the early books of the Old Testament were mythological..  I don't really have a problem with this, although I think the archaeological evidence is pretty slim and raises as many questions as it answers.  But I would certainly go along with her assertion that this resulted in our ideas of God as being exclusively male oriented, a point that people kept on trying to make throughout the program.  In fact our ideas of God will always be imperfect and will need to change

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