History for Atheists

Tim O’Neill’s History for Atheists is perhaps one of the best and certainly the most articulate blog I’ve ever read, and probably the only one where I’ve ever refreshed the page hoping to see a new post listed there. This blog explains how New Atheists are getting their popular history WRONG!

What is “History for Atheists”?

This blog is for articles, book reviews and critiques relating to “New Atheist Bad History” – the misuse of history and the use of biased, erroneous or distorted pseudo history by anti-theistic atheists. The author is an atheist himself so no, this is not some theist apologetics blog. It is simply an attempt to call out and correct the misuse of history, because rationalists should not base their arguments on errors and distortions.

Resources

Ancient Literature

The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL) (contains about 400 compositions of Sumerian work)

• Near Eastern works and Genesis: Enuma Elish, Epic of Atrahasis, Epic of Gilgamesh, Sumerian King List (geneaologies in Genesis 5), Rulers of Lagas (geneaologies in Genesis 5), Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, Enki and Ninmah

Tools

• The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (most recent volume containing over 28,000 Akkadian words spanning from 2400 BC – 100 AD), Pennsylvanian Sumerian Dictionary

• New Testament Virtual Manuscript Room (allows you to browse through, search, zoom in and look at the Greek/original language text of all New Testament manuscripts), Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts

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