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Why I believe the Bible is true
Comparative “mythology”

Man wrestling a centaur

Evolutionism dismisses mythology as a source for history.  Anything that doesn’t fit “scientific” scrutiny such as the Bible with its claims of a miracle-working God are thrown into the same mythology box.

I find it fascinating to consider mythology around the world as independent witnesses with variably dubious memories.  When one collaborates mythologies, we find strong coincidence with the Bible and other ancient Jewish sources:

  • The gods created the world
  • Man came first, then woman
  • The first woman displeased the gods, unleashing evil on the world
  • The gods destroyed the world with a great flood, except one dude who pleased them.  He built a boat to save his family of eight people.
    https://creation.com/many-flood-legends
  • A great warlord forced everyone to build a great tower, but the gods got really angry and brought confusion by separating the languages
  • Menacing giants and dragons

Pandora's_Box

Ancient Greek jug

According to Hesiod, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus, the king of the gods, took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus' brother Epimetheus. Pandora opened a jar left in his care containing sickness, death and many other unspecified evils which were then released into the world. Though she hastened to close the container, only one thing was left behind – usually translated as Hope, though it could also have the pessimistic meaning of "deceptive expectation".

Miautsu Chinese

Ancient Chinese scholar

I am most intrigued by the Miautsu Chinese who remember

The Patriarch Dirt begat Patriarch Se-teh.
The Patriarch Se-teh begat a son Lusu.
And Lusu had Gehlo
and he begat Lama.
The Patriarch Lama begat the man Nuah.
His wife was the Matriarch Gaw Bo-lu-en.
Their sons were Lo Han, Lo Shen and Jan-hu.
https://archive.org/ stream/ godestablishes00trua/ godestablishes00trua_djvu.txt

Adam is the Hebrew word for man, but recall, Adam was formed from dirt.

Genesis 5’s genealogy is Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah whose sons were Ham, Shem, and Japheth.

I heard another account where they remembered all ten, with significant linguistic similarity.

That Miautsu text is well worth a read as well as YouTubing Mayan mythology, Aztec, Viking, Greek, Roman, Celtic, Babylonian etc.

Mythological age of the earth

Cultures that remember genealogy date the world in thousands of years.  Others such as Greek, Hindu, and Australian Aboriginals date the world in tens of thousands of years.

I can imagine this confusion arising as a vague memory of long lives is stretched to 1000 years per generation – so 10,000 years from Adam to Noah and then some more to our fathers – well, too many of them so to put it simply, tens of thousands of years ago…

For Noah’s descendants who had rejected God again, leading to Babel and the dispersion thereafter, such details were less important than survival in a harsh hunter-gatherer existence.

I believe the Jews stewarded written history, dating back to Adam himself, as suggested by the books of Enoch and Jubilees.

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