The Moses-Dionysus Connection
The Moses-Dionysus connection is a 15-page ebook/PDF highlighting the commonalities between the Hebrew lawgiver and the Greek god, also known as Bacchus. This ebook represents an adaptation of the forthcoming book Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver.
Why have scholars since the early 17th century – many of them Christian theologians – composed studies of correspondences between Moses and Dionysus/Bacchus?
What are these parallels, and where do they come from? What are some of the primary sources?
Discover who was really drawn from the Nile and and tamed the Red Sea!
“The existence of Moses as well as the veracity of the Exodus story is disputed amongst archaeologists and Egyptologists, with experts in the field of biblical criticism citing logical inconsistencies, new archaeological evidence, historical evidence, and related origin myths in Canaanite culture.”
“We cannot be sure that Moses ever lived because there are no traces of his earthly existence outside of tradition.”
Dr. Jan Assmann, Moses the Egyptian (2)
“On Moses as the putative ‘founder of the Israelite religion,’ …Susan Niditch, [in] Ancient Israelite Religion…, barely mentions the possibility of a historical Moses…”
Dr. William G. Dever, What Did the Biblical Writers Known & When Did They Know It? (99)
The Moses-Dionysus Connection includes commentary spanning the centuries from some of the best minds of Europe and America, such as Vossius, Bochart, Patrick, Huet, Voltaire, Edwards, Dupuis, Hort, Le Brun, Clarke, Higgins and Taylor.
Famed French philosopher Voltaire made the following astounding remarks way back in the 18th century – and he wasn’t the first! Why don’t we know these facts? Said Voltaire:
The ancient poets have placed the birth of Bacchus in Egypt; he is exposed on the Nile and it is from that event that he is named Mises by the first Orpheus, which, in Egyptian, signifies “saved from the waters”… He is brought up near a mountain of Arabia called Nisa [Nysa], which is believed to be Mount Sinai. It is pretended that a goddess ordered him to go and destroy a barbarous nation and that he passed through the Red Sea on foot, with a multitude of men, women, and children. Another time the river Orontes suspended its waters right and left to let him pass, and the Hydaspes did the same. He commanded the sun to stand still; two luminous rays proceeded from his head. He made a fountain of wine spout up by striking the ground with his thyrsus, and engraved his laws on two tables of marble. He wanted only to have afflicted Egypt with ten plagues, to be the perfect copy of Moses.
Find out more about this centuries-long scholarship that has been buried and hidden.
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