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Gary Greenberg's Books in Print
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Who Wrote the Gospels?

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101 Myths of the Bible

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The Moses Mystery

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The Judas Brief

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King David Versus Israel

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Manetho: Chronology

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My Most Recent Title

Who Wrote the Gospels?
Why New Testament Scholars Challenge Church Traditions

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"Who Wrote the Gospels?"

Gary Greenberg provides an easy to understand introduction to the complex and little-understood world of modern Gospel source and text criticism.

Some of the fascinating
topics covered in this book

the Synoptic Problem and Evangelist sources
the mysterious Q source supposedly used by Matthew and Luke
the problematic relationship between John and Mark
the matter of altered endings and added stories in the Gospels
● evidence of scribal changes to the original Gospel texts
the unreliable nature of the Greek text underlying most modern translations.

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Books and Articles by Gary Greenberg

 Books by Gary Greenberg

Who Wrote the Gospels? Why New Testament Scholars Challenge Church Traditions

101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History

The Moses Mystery: The Egyptian Origins of the Jewish People

The Judas Brief: Who Really Killed Jesus?

King David Versus Israel: How a Hebrew Tyrant Hated by the Israelites Became a Biblical Hero

Manetho: A Study In Egyptian Chronology: How Ancient Scribes Garbled an Accurate Chronology of Dynastic Egypt

Multi-author Books

Everything You Know About God is Wrong (Russ Kick, Editor, Includes articles by Greenberg, Richard Dawkins, Paul Krassner, et al.)

Articles on Biblical Issues

Horus, Seth, and Israel: Egyptian Literary Reflections in a Biblical Mirror (posted 2/4/18)

John 11:45-54: The Key to John's Chronological and Narrative Structure (posted 2/4/18)

Jesus Before Pilate: What's Wrong With This Picture?
(on Bible and Interpretation Web Site)

Did Pre-Gospel Christians Believe Judas Betrayed Jesus? (On Bible and Interpretation Web Site.)

Pilate's Extended Dialogues in the Gospel of John: Did the Evangelist alter a lost written source? (Written for this site.)

Osarseph and Exodus: Literary Reflections in an Egyptian Mirror (Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society of Biblical Literature, in Lausanne Switzerland, 1997.)

The Generations of Heaven and Earth: Egyptian Deities in the Garden of Eden (Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt in St. Louis, 1996.)

Neith and the Two Biblical Deborahs: One and the Same
(Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt in Atlanta, 1995.)

Dating the Exodus: Another View
(KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, Summer 1994.)

Essay on Recommended Reading (from 101 Myths of the Bible.)

Articles on Manetho and Egyptian Chronology

The following materials on Manetho and Egyptian chronology are based on my earlier research into Egyptian chronology. I have since updated, corrected, revised, and expanded the material for inclusion in my book Manetho: A Study in Egyptian Chronology.". Although my general views and conclusions remain essentially the same, conclusions drawn in my book supersede the materials set forth below.

 Manetho's Twelfth Dynasty and the Standard Chronology
(Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, #29 (2002, published in 2004))

Manetho's Seventh and Eighth Dynasties: A Puzzle Solved
(Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities #25 (1995, published in 1998))

Manetho's Eighteenth Dynasty: Putting the Pieces Back Together
(Paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt at Chicago, 1999.)

Manetho Rehabilitated: A New Analysis of his Second Intermediate Period
(Discussions in Egyptology #25, published 1993)

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My next book should be out in mid-2018. It's titled "Proving Jesus' Authority in Mark and John: Overlooked evidence of a synoptic relationship."

 I expect to have another book out after that in late 2018 or early 2019. It is tentatively titled "Genesis Chronology and Egyptian King-lists: Volume 1: The Dynastic Period." This is my long-delayed follow-up and companion to "The Moses Mystery." This will be the first of three volumes in the series.

I have posted two new articles to the site. (2/4/18)

I'm pleased to announce that there is now an Arabic traslation for the Moses Mystery.

What Others Say

About 101 Myths of the Bible

Today’s Librarian
The topic may be controversial but the content is fascinating and thought provoking. . . . This riveting and intelligent study has relevance to a wide audience of biblical scholars."

Florence, SC News
It’s a riveting read that’s definitely not for the biblically faint of heart."

"This book will probably either strengthen your faith or cast it into doubt. Just remember, there’s a reason it’s called faith. At any rate, it will make for lively dinner table discussions."

About The Moses Mystery

The Tennessee Tribune
"A must read for those interested in biblical scholarship."

 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"An ingenious comparison of Biblical and Egyptian history."

Denver Post
"Guaranteed to raise hackles and lively debate . . . Sure to provoke challenge."

KMT Magazine
Insightful and valuable."

MultiCultural Review
"This is an intriguing and controversial book, bound to add fuel to the still smoldering debate between Afrocentrists and classicists over Africa's role in the evolution of Western culture and civilization. "

About KIng David Versus Israel

Prof. David Noel Freedman, Editor of the Anchor Bible Project - "I heartily recommend this substantial volume . . . Greenberg's book is a worthy addition to the library of first-rate and challenging books on David. "

Green Bay Press-Gazette
"Gary Greenberg will make you think. He might even make you angry."

Library Journal
"Greenberg is able to separate much historical fact from biblical fiction."

About The Judas Brief

Catholic Biblical Quarterly - "a keen eye for the ways religious and political motives have shaped the story of Jesus' arrest and execution."

 Prof. April deConick, Rice University - "The book is very accessible in terms of the manner in which it reads and is well-argued, reflecting a revisionary examination of the ancient literature. It deals head-on with many of the problems that have troubled scholars for years, including the difficult and inconsistent stories of Judas Iscariot, the involvement of Jewish authorities in Jesus' death, and the increasing tendency of the gospel authors to find ways to exonerate Pilate."

LJXpress (Library Journal's On-line review.)
"vigorous defense of the Palestinian Jews of Jesus' time . . . This well-documented work . . .  presents some interesting history and is clearly written."

About Manetho: A Study in Egyptian Chronology

Dr. Aidan Dodson, Visiting Fellow in Dept. of Archaeology, University of Bristol - "An intriguing approach to a long-debated problem."

Frank Joseph Yurco, Egyptologist - "An excellent and well-written analysis that makes a valuable contribution to the study of Egyptian chronology and king-lists. "

Midwest Book Review
"Informatively written by ancient history, mythology, and Biblical studies expert Gary Greenberg, Manetho: A Study In Egyptian Chronology explores how ancient scribes may have misinterpreted the chronology of Egyptian history, and offers a carefully researched survey of the landmark events of Egyptian history."

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