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Athena and Kain: The True Meaning of Greek Myth Paperback – Bargain Price, July, 2003
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"The most original book of the decade, if not the last 50 years." -- Ron Pramschufer, BooksJustBooks, June 3, 2003.
About the Author
Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. is an author, educator, Greek art interpreter, Parthenon iconographer, and public speaker. He is also the author of ATHENA AND EDEN: THE HIDDEN MEANING OF THE PARTHENON'S EAST FACADE.
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How quickly these books catch on in schools and among the public is anybody's guess. But I wonder: when we get to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and the media begin to speak about the Parthenon and other cultural treasures, will they understand what they see, or will they simply "ooh" and "aah" at some old Greek stuff somebody told them was important?
There are many people who could be helped greatly by reading this study on Athena (A-thanatos), the deathless one, and the framework in which we find her. The saddest thing is, the people of Nashville, Tennessee have to bear living with a constant reminder of the gross idolatry and ignorance of the ancient Greeks, who once pondered the words of Sha'ul (Paul). Nashville has a temple dedicated to the Pagan elohim, Athena, with her colossus image inside, next to the serpent. The Parthenon building is a gross abomination to the Elohim of Israel, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, Father YHWH.
I believe the most important point made is that when a people, like the Greeks, have no real creator God such as the God of Genesis, they have nothing left to exalt but themselves, nature, and their progenitors. I believe the author makes this case convincingly. This is a real insight, and it explains much, even to this day.