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Gary Greenberg, president of the Biblical Archaeology Society of New York, has written two powerful books examining the foundations of Judaism and Christianity.  Mr. Greenberg, author of "The Bible Myth: The African Origins of The Jewish People," discusses the influence of Egyptian history on the Christian Bible.  Greenberg writes "according to the Christian Bible, when Moses led his followers out of Egypt, they would have naturally brought with them many of the tales and legends about Black Egyptian gods who were thought to be the ancestors of the Egyptian people. Atenists, however, didn’t believe in those other Egyptian deities. Therefore, they transformed these well-known stories about ancestral gods with magical powers into tales about human forefathers who interacted with the one and only supernatural being in their Hebraic belief system. After several centuries of living in their new homeland, Canaan, the Israelites took on more and more of the cultural trappings of their Canaanite neighbors. The Egyptian characters accumulated more and more Canaanite cultural features as Canaanite-trained scribes reworked the stories. Over time, the locales changed from Egypt to Canaan” – and world civilization from Black people to White people.   (2418)


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