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Myth & Mystery: An Introduction to the Pagan Religions of the Biblical World

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Prolific author Jack Finegan has written a fascinating and useful survey of the ancient religions practiced alongside Judaism and Christianity in their formative stages.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Baker Academic (first published 1989)
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Christopher Borum
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Myth and Mystery is a survey of religious thought before, during, and after the Biblical period in the Middle East. The chapters run chronologically, starting with Mesopotamian religions through Egyptian, Zoroastrian, Canaanite, Greek, and Roman systems, concluding with the Gnostic traditions concurrent with the rise of Christian beliefs.

It is fascinating to learn about the variety of mythologies humans have constructed to make order out of their chaos. As an atheist, I don't subscribe to any su
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