History or hoax? Parable or prehistory? The Old Testament is one of the most amazing collections of stories ever assembled in the history of man. Many say they know it is the divine word of God. Others say it is a collection of valuable parables with no basis in historical fact. Others have made a living off of proving that the Old Testament is a factual and accurate history of early man. So what's the truth?
In "Fountain of Fairytales" author John Tiffany takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Old Testament, telling us which stories are pure balderdash-unsustainable through historic examination-and which may have some basis in real archeology and authentic history. And also tells which tales have been borrowed from other primary cultural sources. If you want proof the entire Bible is a faithful transcription of the word of God-straight from mouth to Jewish scribes' pen-read no further, for this book is more of a light-hearted yet scholarly tour of the Old Testament, not a dense religio-historical treatise.
The Barnes Review, 2013
Softcover, 169 pages