Biblical Studies & Scriptural Reliability

Encountering Mythology: A Case Study from the Flood Narratives

19 April, 2017 J.K. McKee 1

originally posted 13 July, 2008 reproduced from Confronting Critical Issues Believers today are facing a dilemma. Your average evangelical Christian is bombarded with information and perspectives, which a short ten years ago were not necessarily present in significant numbers in the religious world.[1] With the continuing expansion of the Internet, cable television, and even printed media, Christians are having to consider points of view regarding well-cherished accounts in the Tanach or Old Testament which they have never really had to consider before. While parallels between the Bible and Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) mythology have always been discussed in academic circles, or […]

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Breath of life, humans and animals

26 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 29 MARCH, 2011 If humans and animals have the “breath of life,” would it not seem logical that both experience the same kind of death? Reading in English that “of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died” (Genesis 7:22), it can be easy for some to conclude that both human beings and animals have the same “breath of life.” For the psychopannychist who advocates a monist anthropology that the human person is a creature entirely of this dimension, the Flood narrative of Genesis states that all […]