The Bible has several well established stories that sound marvelous and have been the genesis (pun totally intended!) of some fabulous movies. Did Noah really save all the creatures of the earth from the great flood? Did Moses really lead the exodus of the Israelites across the Red Sea? And what about those plagues? But is it possible that these dramatic stories could be derived from actual events. Is there archeological or anthropological evidence that might give them more credence? Could they have been appropriated from more ancient sources? Or could it be, as the heckler shouts in Monty Python’s Life of Brian: “You’re making it up as you go along.” I am a great believer in the adage that to copy one person’s work is plagiarism, but to copy two or more is research. On that basis this service will present a compilation of sources, some of which could be considered “alternative facts” that might just make you reconsider your view of these stories.
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