Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gnosticism was a Jewish idea…

From http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=280&letter=G Jewish gnosticism unquestionably antedates Christianity, for Biblical exegesis had already reached an age of five hundred years by the first century C.E. Judaism had been in close contact with Babylonian-Persian ideas for at least that length of time, and for nearly as long a period with Hellenistic ideas. Magic, also, which, as will be shown further on, was… (more…)

The Genesis Creation Myths

Genesis 1 gives a basic layout of creation by God. It’s sort of a no-nonsense approach to “We’re here because God created us”. Genesis 2, however, contradicts Genesis 1. In Genesis 1, animals were created before man then, on the next day, God created man and woman together. In Genesis two, man was created, then the animals were created, then… (more…)