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About Gary Greenberg

Overview
Writings on Biblical and Egyptian History
Other Writings
Political Activism
Other Matters

Overview
Gary Greenberg, author of The Moses Mystery: The African Origins of the Jewish People, is a prominent New York City Criminal Defense Attorney with the Legal Aid Society. He has long been interested in the interrelationships between ancient myth and ancient history, especially as it applies to Egyptian influences on the writing of the bible. In addition to his academic interests, he has published a novel and has been active in Libertarian political and educational circles. In 1978 he ran for Governor of New York State on the Libertarian ticket. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows in connection with his legal, political, and academic work, including Court TV, the Barry Farber Show, the Bernie McCain Show, Powerpoint, the Bob Law show, and the Morton Downey Show.

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Writings on Biblical and Egyptian History
A free lance writer who has written several books and articles on many subjects, Mr. Greenberg released The Moses Mystery: The African Origins of the Jewish People (Birch Lane Press) in 1996. It is a controversial study of the early origins of biblical Israel. In 1998 a paperback edition with some minor corrections was issued under the new title of The Bible Myth: The African Origins of the Jewish People (Citadel Press). The Moses Mystery has since been issued in a Greek language edition and The Bible Myth in a Portuguese edition. The Moses Mystery was reviewed in the New York Times, the Library Journal, and Booklist, as well as several other newspapers and journals. He has also appeared on a number of interview programs to discuss his book.

His follow-up book, 101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History (Sourcebooks) will be released in November 2000. He is also under contract with Sourcebooks for a biography of King David that will challenge many traditional assumptions about this popular biblical figure.

Mr. Greenberg has presented a number of academic papers at several international conferences devoted to biblical or Egyptological studies, including the VIIth International Congress of Egyptologists (1995) and the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (1997), and has published several articles in Egyptological journals. He currently serves as President of the Biblical Archaeology Society of New York. Professional affiliations include the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Institute of Archaeology, the American Research Center in Egypt, and the Egyptian Exploration Society.

To read some of Mr. Greenberg's writings on biblical and Egyptian history and get more information about his various books you should go to his web site, Ancient Near Eastern Myth and History. where you will find information about his books and other writings on the ancient Near East.

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Other Writings
In June 2000 Mr. Greenberg released his first novel, War of the Werewolf, a political thriller and social satire co-authored with Jerome Tuccille. He has also previously published a book on Computer Programming. In addition he has written for several publications on a variety of subjects. His writings on law have appeared in the New York Law Journal, The Champion (published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), and the Newsletter of the New York Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He has also been published in Microcomputing, Creative Computing, Kilobaud, Compute, Personal Computing, Outlook Magazine, Media-Ecology Review, Libertarian Forum, and Laissez Faire Review. He also edited Outlook Magazine and the New York Libertarian, two journals about Libertarian philosophy and politics.

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Political Activism
As a political activist, Mr. Greenberg helped co-found the Libertarian Party of New York and served four terms as State Chairman. In 1975 and 1983 he organized the Libertarian Party National Presidential Nominating Conventions. In 1973 he managed the NYC mayoral campaign of Fran Youngstein, the first woman to appear on the New York City general election ballot for Mayor and in 1981 he managed the NYC mayoral campaign of Judith Jones, the first African-American woman to appear on the New York City general election ballot for Mayor. In 1978 he ran for Governor of the State of New York on the Libertarian ticket. He campaigned on a platform urging drug legalization and received approximately 20,000 votes.

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Other Matters
As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Greenberg has tried over 150 felony cases to verdict, including several homicide trials.

Mr. Greenberg is a graduate of Brooklyn College (1965) and Seton Hall Law School (1968), and holds a Juris Doctor degree.

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