The Bible is by far the most controversial source of information about ancient history.
On the one hand it describes many events and circumstances of past times, but on the other hand it always offers a biased religious (re-)interpretation of such events and circumstances.
To separate the facts from (later) theological and ideological distortions is not always easy and cannot be achieved without comparing the biblical narratives with other (non-religious) sources.
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this entry was last changed Aug 06, 2009