…my ever-interesting reader Lori Pieper has a couple of essays about the Bible and myth here and here.
More like her please!
FWIW, I clicked the links and both gave me errors. Maybe just my computer, but thought I’d mention it.
Me, too. Both are dead links.
Looks like her blog is down. I Googled every which way to access it. Zip de-nada.
I’m terribly sorry — I have no idea what happened. The links are correct. I was able to get into the site without trouble just yesterday. All my other sites on the same server are okay. Ive checked the databases themselves and they don’t seem to be corrupt. I’ll check with the IP provider.
I have learned what the problem is, and we are working on the solution (all due to an unexpected MYSQL database upgrade). Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you’ll bookmark the link for later.
Fixed! You can go to the site now.
BTW, the first post Mark linked to is one from two years ago, and the second is a continuation from a few days ago about myth, history and allegory. My third will incorporate some stuff from Noah (it will take me a day or so).
One of the things that I loved about the movie is how Noah constantly tells his family the “origin stories” – the creation (beautifully visualized), the fall, Cain and Abel. Or they discuss them. It’s their family history. Naturally it’s true. And yet at the same time it’s a myth. (see post no. 2 above).