Sunday, 5/1/2011, 2:40AM
Shalom to all my Jewish family and all those that have come under the banner of Judaism,
This blog is for the strict purpose of advancing the "biblical" tenets of Judaism. We are in search of the ancient religion of our Judean ancestors before they went into the Babylonian captivity. We say this because we feel that when the ancient Judeans fell into idolatry before the captivity they naturally picked up more idolatrous practices when they entered into polytheistic societies like that of the Babylonians and Persians. As a result of this, we feel that many things written in the book of B'reshit /Genesis are canonized myths of those pagan cultures, but are not authentic Judean beliefs or ancestral historical data before the exile. It is good, therefore, to start the narrative of the Jewish people with Terah, the father of Abraham, and not at the beginning of creation. Anything before Terah can probably be ruled out as "made up" or "legendary" or as an early "rabbinical" spin.
There are several things wrong with Genesis that give the reader many false impressions and thus deceives the reader into falsehood. This is especially true if the reader erroneously believes Moshe/Moses wrote it or that HaShem directed some other author(s) to pen down the things written therein, at least the things before the time of Terah.
Maregaal Ben Yaakov