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Resurrection


Smorgasbord Debating - A reply to Mark McFall's article.

Objectively Commenting on a Believer's Objective Comments on Evidence for the Resurrection - A reply to Mark McFall's attempt to find evidence for the resurrection in the New Testament gospels.
Added 01/22/05

The Mary Magdalene Problem - Farrell Till replies to Robert Turkel's Tomb Visitor Checklist. Added 11/26/05.

Turkel's "Solution" to the Mary-Magdalene Problem - Farrell Till replies to another attempt by Robert Turkel to solve the Mary-Magdalene problem. Added 9/04/06.



Egypt

How Long Were the Children of Israel in Egypt?  The claim in Exodus 12:40 that the children of Israel sojourned in Egypt for 430 years is inconsistent with other biblical texts.
Added 05/04/04

The 210-Year "Solution" - A companion article to the above that addresses a "solution" that really isn't.
Added 05/04/04

The Two-Amrams "Solution" - Another companion article to the above that addresses a "solution" that really isn't.
Added 05/25/04

The Symbolic-Generations "Solution" - Another companion article to the above that addresses a "solution" that really isn't.
Added 05/25/04

The Finley "Solution" - Another companion article to the above that addresses another "solution" that really isn't.
Added 08/04/04

The Land That Till Forgot - A Bible believer tries to recycle the 210-year solution.
Added 10/20/04

The Sparrow Gets His Wings Clipped Again - A reply to David Sparrow's attempt to solve the 430-year problem in Exodus 12:40.
Added 10/21/04

How Could Hezron and Hamul Have Gone into Egypt with Jacob? - A chronological discrepancy in the lives of Joseph and his brother Judah is exposed.
Added 09/04/04

How Many Children of Israel Went into Egypt? - An exposure of discrepancies in the Genesis-46 list of Jacob's descendants who went into Egypt.
Added 09/05/04

Plagued By Inconsistencies - Part One - An analysis of logistic impossibility in the first of the Egyptian plagues.
Added 12/13/05

Plagued By Inconsistencies - Part Two - An examination of silliness in the story of the plague of frogs.
Added 12/15/05

Plagued By Inconsistencies - Part Three - An examination of the inconsistent references to Egyptian livestock after the Exodus writer had said that "all the livestock of Egypt" had died in the plague of murrain.
Added 1/2/06

Plagued By Inconsistencies - Part Four - An examination of more discrepancies that resulted from obvious exaggerations in the plague accounts.
Added 1/14/06


Daniel

Chronological Problems in the Book of Daniel - A chronological inconsistency in the first two chapters of Daniel is exposed.
Added 07/04/06


Darius the Son of Ahashuerus? - The claim that "Darius the Mede" was the son of Ahashuerus is shown to be impossible.
Added 07/04/06


A Father/Son Discrepancy in Daniel - The claim that Nebuchadnezzar was the father of Belshazzar is shown to be historically inaccurate.
Added 07/04/06


Darius the Mede - The claim that "Darius the Mede" captured Babylon and reigned before Cyrus the Persian is shown to be historically questionable.
Added 07/04/06


Tall Tales of Wilderness Wanderings

Population and the Size of the Hebrew Camps - The accuracy of census figures in the book of Numbers is assumed to show that the Hebrews who left Egypt would have numbered at least 2.5 million.
Added 03/08/05

The Size of the Hebrew Camps - The Hebrew census figures are used to show what the minimum size of the Hebrew camps would have been.
Added 03/08/05


Sacrifices and the Size of the Hebrew Camps -The Hebrew sacrificial laws are examined to show the logistical improbability that they could have been practiced in the Sinai wilderness.
Added 03/08/05

What About the Meal Offerings? - The meal offering requirements are examined to show the improbability that enough grain could have been found in the Sinai region to practice these sacrifices.
Added 03/08/05

Where Did They Get the Wood? - The burnt-offering requirements are examined to show the improbability that enough wood would have been available in the Sinai region to offer the sacrifices commanded and to keep the fire on the altar burning perpetually.
Added 03/08/05

Yahweh's Quails - Logistical impossibilities are examined in the story of the quails that Yahweh sent to the Hebrew camp.
Added 03/08/05

Another Problem with the Quails - A discrepancy in the story of the quails is examined.
Added 03/08/05

At Least the Priests Had Meat - The logistical impossibility of just four priests being able to eat all of the meat from animal sacrifices is examined.
Added 03/08/05


Getting the Whole Congregation Together - The impossibility of all of the adults in a nation of three million gathering at one time in front of the tabernacle is shown.
Added 03/08/05

When Nature Called - Sanitation problems in Yahweh's plan for human waste disposal is examined.
Added 03/08/05

The Water Problem - The enormous problem of finding water for three million people and their large herds of livestock in the Sinai region is examined.
Added 03/09/05

Clothes with Lifetime Warranties - The enormous problem of keeping millions clothed for 40 years in the Sinai region is examined. Added 4/12/08


What Priests? - An anachronistic reference to priests before the ordinations of Aaron and his sons is examined. Added 4/12/08



Journeys into the Twilight Zone

(Reprints of satirical articles published ten years ago in
The Freethought Bulletin
)

Samson: The Hebrew Version of the Strong-Man Myth - This is not a part of the original Twilight-Zone series, but it complements the original articles.
Added 08/04/05

What Will the Bible Tell the Court? - A satirical look at a murderer's attempt to justify his crime by the Bible.
Added 03/16/05

Biblical Babble about Babel - A look at absurdities in the biblical story of the Tower of Babel.
Added 03/16/05

Ouch! - A look at silliness in the rite of circumcision.
Added 03/16/05

When All Is Not All - An examination of silliness in the story of Aaron's changing all the water in Egypt into blood.
Added 03/16/05

Pharaoh, the Nincompoop - An examination of conduct that showed Pharaoh to be rather dimwitted.
Added 03/16/05

The Amazing Livestock of Egypt - An examination of the exaggerated resilience of Egyptian livestock during the plagues.
Added 03/16/05

Those Resilient Heathens - A look at biblical silliness in stories of heathen nations, which were said to have been "utterly destroyed" only to appear in later Bible stories.
Added 03/16/05

Great Balls of Fire! - A satirical look at Yahweh's apparent aversion to crushed testicles.
Added 03/16/05

Scooping and Copping - Silly laws that Yahweh required of his "chosen ones."
Added 03/16/05

Love Thy Sister - The silliness of the Levirate law is shown.
Added 03/16/05

A Story Your Sunday School Teacher Never Told You - A biblical tale of debauchery and murder that started an intratribal war.
Added 03/16/05

How to Inquire of Yahweh - An incredible tale of how the Israelites kept inquiring of their god after he had twice led them into defeats.
Added 03/16/05

Even Holy Massacres Can Have Their Drawbacks - The silly results of the intratribal holy war are examined.
Added 03/16/05

Pioneers of Loophole Religion - The Israelite rationalization of a problem they had created shows that loophole religion is as old as the Bible.
Added 03/16/05

Child Abuse Yahweh's Way - A great "hero of faith" considered loyalty to an oath more important than the life of his own daughter.
Added 03/16/05

Talk to the Animals - A silly tale about a talking donkey.
Added 03/16/05


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