"A bracing call for Ingersoll-style biblical studies: a relentless demonstration of the alien and offensive character of a book that some would use as a weapon to control the rest of us."
ROBERT M. PRICE, PhD
Professor of Theology and Scriptural Studies
Johnnie Coleman Theological Seminary
Editor of the Journal of Higher Criticism
Author of The Reason-Driven Life and many other works
"... should be a required textbook in every academic class in biblical study .... I highly recommend this book to the general reader as a readable and reliable guide to understanding the important results of biblical research."
GERALD A. LARUE
Emeritus Professor of Biblical History and Archaeology
University of Southern California
First Chairman of the Committee for the Scientific Study of Religion
Author of numerous books on biblical issues including
Old Testament Life and Literature, Sex and the Bible, and
Ancient Myth and Modern Life
About the Author
Hector Avalos (Ames, IA) is associate professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, the author of four books on biblical studies and religion, the former editor of the Journal for the Critical Study of Religion, and executive director of the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion.