Did Moses Exist?Here are a couple of new short-but-sweet reviews of my Moses book:

“Profound and impeccable scholarship.

“With profound and impeccable scholarship, D.M. Murdock systematically dismantles the Moses myth, exposing its non-Mosaic origins and its impossible premises. At the same time, she presents an enlightening survey of ancient Middle-Eastern history and mythology in general. This is an important book for anyone who wishes to understand biblical syncretism and the truth behind its traditions.”

Barbara G. Walker,
author of Man Made God
The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
The Crone, Feminist Fairy Tales, et al.

“Acharya, you are an incredible researcher. Your book on Moses testifies of your skill as a scholar. Your resources are inexhaustible. Thank you for this excellent book!”

Keith Soest

D.M. Murdock/Acharya S on Red Ice radioBe sure to have a listen to my Red Ice radio interview with Henrik Palmgren of Sweden. Henrik is always a great host, very knowledgeable, insightful and polite. We discussed my new book Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver for much of the first hour, and then we talked about related (and contentious) current events, such as Israel and Islam in Europe – you won’t hear such frank and deep conversation about those hot-button issues very often!

Here’s the first hour:

Acharya S – Hour 1 – The Moses Myth, Yahweh Supremacy & Cultural Genocide

Apparently, if you want to listen to the rest of it, you have to register with the site here:


D.M. Murdock, also known by her pen name, “Acharya S,” is the author of several books on comparative religion and mythology, including “The Christ Conspiracy,” “Suns of God,” “Who Was Jesus?” and “Christ in Egypt.” Murdock is an alumna of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where she studied Classics, Greek Civilization. She has lived in Greece and is also an alumna of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. She speaks, reads and/or writes to varying degrees English, French, Spanish, ancient and modern Greek, Latin, German, Hebrew and other languages. Acharya S has gained expertise in several religions, as well as knowledge about other esoterica and mystical subjects.

In the first hour, we’ll discuss her latest research “Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver.” Although many scholars today are clear on the mythical nature of the Exodus tale and the probable (to them) non-historicity of the Moses character, there are a number of historical or quasi-historical individuals and events that have gathered attention as the possible “real Moses” and “real Exodus.”

In the second hour, we’ll look deeper into the origins of the Jewish tribe, Yahweh and the Ten Commandments. She provides comparative mythology or mythical motifs also found in other cultures that relate to the Moses myth, the Ark of the Covenant and more. She’ll talk about the profound correspondences between the tales of Moses and the Greek god Dionysus. We’ll also talk about Yahweh supremacy and the foisted idea of the “chosen people.”

Later, we’ll talk about the danger of disconnecting from our ancestral cultural heritage and how it creates a hatred of the natural world and disconnects us from nature. Our ancestors maintained tradition and mythology for important reasons. The Abrahamic religions have swept across European countries, replacing imperative ancient myths with disastrous results. We discuss maintaining culture and heritage in a forced multicultural world. We’ll talk about those who are attempting to override European shared heritage to replace it with something far worse.

The response to this show was phenomenal! My Moses book on Amazon did very well when the program first aired:

Did Moses Exist? on AmazonKindle Edition

Did Moses Exist? is also available on Kindle! I’m very excited by the excellent job David Deley did in turning this big, illustrated book into a Kindle edition. Not only was it tricky dealing with all the 126+ images, but there is a slew of Hebrew, Greek and other languages in different alphabets, which also was tricky.

dmestudyguideThe companion Study Guide to Did Moses Exist? is also available on Kindle. (U.S. residents can obtain the Study Guide free when they order through my site.

Did Moses Exist? is also available for browsing on Google Book Search.

For more information, go to http://DidMosesExist.com.

Further Reading

Moses, the Promised Land and Easter
Did Moses Exist? thread at Freethought Nation forums
Did the Exodus happen? A review of Lennart Möller’s book The Exodus Case
Egyptologists: The Exodus never happened
7 secrets of the Bible you may not know