Stephen Douglas, who authors the blog Undeception, has recently posted this article which explores many of the reasons why a Bible believing, evangelical, Truth-seeking Christian (such as himself) may well come to the conclusion that these early chapters of Genesis were mythological. This view is based on excellent scholarship of the historical and cultural setting of the Ancient Near East. If Stephen's conclusion is correct, then:
- Moses would have understood the stories he wrote to be myths.
- The early Hebrews would have understood them to be myths.
- God, who inspired them, would have understood them to be myths (of course!).
- And the most orthodox, fundamentally correct view today would be that they are myths!