Genesis 1:1-2:3 First Story of Creation
Genesis 2:4-2:25 Second Story of Creation
For other creation stories see mythbytes
Genesis 3 Adam & Eve
Genesis 4:1-16 Cain and Abel
Genesis 4:17-26
Genesis 5:1-28
Two quite different genealogies of Adam's offspring
Genesis 6:9-9:17 Noah's Ark
Genesis 19:1-11 Lot offers his virgin daughters for sex
Genesis 30:14-17 A Drug Deal For Sex
Genesis Chapter 37
Genesis Chapters 39-45
Joseph and his coat of many colors
Genesis 38:13-29 Judah and the Prostitute

"It may here be called to mind that it has this century been discovered from the cuneiform inscriptions of Western Asia, that Eden was the name given by Babylonians in days of old to the plain outside Babylon, whereupon according to the legends of that city, the creation of living beings took place. Also that much evidence has accrued which, impartially weighed in the balance, leads clearly to the conclusion that the all-important commencement of Genesis, which forms as it were the very basis of both the Jewish and the Christian Scriptures, was borrowed by the Jews from Babylon. And that it was in reality a Babylonian tradition or series of traditions of far older date than any writing of purely Jewish origin, has not only been amply proved by recent discoveries, but might indeed have been guessed from its reference to the Tower of Babel or Babylon." -John Denham Parsons (1896, p.111)

Genesis 3:15
This is a reference to Hercules and Draco, placed in the northern heavens, in which the heel of the former, representing one of the most ancient of the imaginary incarnations of God Sol, is resting upon the head of the latter. The woman alluded to in this text is the Virgo of the Zodiac. [See "Astral Worship" by J. H. Hill, pg. 24]

Genesis 10:6
Semitic languages, though, to be sure, the notions of filiation held by the ancient ethnographer (see Genesis 10:6) do not always agree with those of the modern student of these languages. According to Genesis 10:6, "Canaan," along with "Mizraiam"(Egypt) and others, was a "son" of Ham. Yet we class Canaanite as a Semitic, not a Hamitic, language; i.e., Canaanite belongs rather with the languages spoken by the "sons of Shem" than with Egyptian and the other Hamitic tongues.

Question: How many animals of each kind did Noah fit on the ark?
Tradition says two, but in certain cases there were seven. Seven of the clean/unclean animals. This does not necessarily contradict there being two of all other animals as it was only the clean/unclean animals of which there were seven. (If seven, how many were male and how many were female?)

Question: How did Noah fit all the animals on the ark?
Explanation: The flood was only a local flood, not a world-wide flood.

OR: There were less animals back then. Would this contradict the story of creation when ALL the animals were created? How do we explain the creation of more species after Noah? Did God start creating more? Or do we invoke the theory of evolution to explain the creation of more species? Or is it possible God started by creating a small number of plants and animals (creationism) which then evolved into more numerous species (evolution)? [The theory of evolution is currently seen as a threat to a literal interpretation of the Bible. There are still efforts to repress the teaching of evolution as a science in schools.] Noah: What about plants? Were they saved? Did they all survive being submerged under water for forty days? What about the fish?

Genesis 30
At the time it was thought the woman was nothing more than a human incubator. They knew the semen went in, and months later a baby came out. It was unknown at the time that the woman contributed an egg and some of her own genes. It was thought the man contributed everything. Thus it was not so important what woman bore the child, as no matter what woman bore the child it was still thought the man contributed 100% and the resulting baby was 100% his.

If there are any errors in Scripture, no matter how small, the book can no longer be our standard of truth. I become the standard of truth, as I determine which Bible statements are right and which are wrong.

animism pg.22 Among his many experiments, the late Mr. Romanes tells of one upon a Skye terrior, which, "used to play with dry bones by tossing them in the air, throwing them to a distance, and generally giving them the appearance of animation, in order to give himself the ideal pleasure of worrying them. On one occasion I tied a long and fine thread to a dry bone and gave him the latter to play with. After he had tossed it about for a short time, I took the opportunity, when it had fallen at a distance from him and while he was following it up, of gently drawing it away from him by means of the long, invisible thread. Instantly his whole demeanour changed. The bone, which he had previously pretended to be alive, began to look as if it were really alive, and his astonishment knew no bounds. He first approached it with nervous caution, but, as the show receding movement continued and he became quite certain that the movement could not be accounted for by any residuum of force which he had himself communicated, his astonishment developed into dread, and he ran to conceal himself under some articles of furniture, there to behold at a distance the 'uncanny' spectacle of a dry bone coming to life." Here, as Mr. E.P. Evans remarks by way of comment, "we have the exercise of close observation, judgement, reason, and imagination culminating in the exhibition of superstitious fear -- all the elements, in short, which constitute religious sentiment in its crudest form."

Genesis 37:9
The word "Kochab" in the Hebrew means both "star" and "constellation." The significance, therefore, of the reference to the "eleven stars" is clear. Just as Joseph's eleven brethren were eleven outof the twelve sons of Jacob, so Joseph saw eleven constellations out of the twelve come and bown down to him. And the twelve constellations can only mean the twelve of the zodiac. - E. Walter Maunder "The Astronomy Of The Bible" p.186 (1908)

Genesis 49:16-17
“lDan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.”—In the Zodiac the next constellation to Sagittarius, the archer seated upon a horse, is Scorpio, the Scorpion or Serpent. In the Bible story we have Dan “a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.” This is a clear reference to the Zodiac, which represents Scorpio in a position to attack the heel of the horse upon which Sagittarius rides.

As two of the twelve sons had to be coupled together in order to represent the twins, this would necessitate one being mentioned twice and representing two constellations. Dan is accordingly mentioned twice. And as the next constellation to that of Scorpio the Serpent is Libra the Balance, the second description applied to this son is of course that of a judge: “Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel.”

[Parsons—Our Sun God, or Christianty Before Christ]

Genesis 49:20
The next Zodiacal constellation to Libra is that of Virgo, who is usually represented as holding a full ear of corn. Accordingly the Bible gives us Asher—i.e., Asherah, the stellar goddess worshipped in different countries under the different names Asherah, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ishtar, Hera, Aphrodite, and Venus—and says that Asher’s “bread shall be fat.”

[Parsons—Our Sun God, or Christianty Before Christ]

Genesis 49:9
The next constellation to Virgo is Leo. The dying patriarch is therefore said to have called Judah a lion’s whelp; and the Lion of Judah has passed into a proverbial expression.

Genesis 49:13
Next to Leo the Lion, is Cancer the Crab, represented in the Bible story by Zebulon, who was to dwell “at the haven of the sea.”

Genesis 49:5
Gemini the Twins is the next constellation in the Zodiac; and to represent the same Simeon and Levi are coupled together: “Simeon and Levi are brethren.”

Genesis 49:14
Next to Gemini comes Taurus the Bull, to represent which the Bible story gives us Issachar “the strong ass couching down between two burdens,” who “bowed his shoulder to bear” the yoke, these being references to the Oriental use made of the ox for ploughing and other purposes.

Genesis 49:21
Aries the Ram is the next constellation. The same is represented by Naphtali, which name is a play upon taleh, the Hebrew word for Ram.

Genesis 49:19
We next come to Pisces the Fish, to represent whom we are given Gad. Now Gad is simply Dag reversed in order to keep some semblance of mystery in the allegorical story, and Dag means—the Fish.

Genesis 49:3-4
Aquarius the Waterer comes next in the Zodiac, where he is represented as a man with an urn pouring out water. Accordingly we find Reuben likened to water, or rather, as the original signifies, to the pouring out of water.

Genesis 49:27
Next and last is Capricorn, represented by Benjamin. As in the Egyptian Zodiac Capricorn was figured as a goat with a wolf’s head, Benjamin ’is naturally described as a ravening wolf.

Another noteworthy point is that not only did the Israelites of old consider the bull, heifer, or calf to be the correct form in which to image forth the God they worshipped, but according to tradition the symbols of four tribes were placed one each at the four corners of the Israelitish camp, and the four selected tribes were those whose symbols were respectively the Bull, the Waterpourer, the Serpent, and the Lion. For the symbols in question are those of the constellations at the cardinal points of the Zodiac when the Sun is in Taurus.

Genesis 49:24
The “bow abode in strength”— In this blessing Joseph is described as the one whose “bow abode in strength.” That is, the constellation Sagittarius the Archer, who is represented as a bowman upon a horse, with his bow bent and the arrow ready to fly—i.e., the bow abiding in strength.[Parsons—Our Sun God, or Christianty Before Christ]

Who wrote Genesis?
Moses could not have written about his own death in the past tense.

Luke 24:27
I find it a weak argument. The word "Genesis" is not mentioned, in fact the word "Genesis" is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible.

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