The Moses Mystery: the African Origins of Ancient Israel (Birch Lane Press, 1996) is Gary Greenberg's controversial challenge to traditional biblical scholarship about the origins of ancient Israel. In it he argues that the first Israelites were Egyptians who followed the teachings of the monotheistic pharaoh Akhenaton (1379-1364 BC) and that the Exodus resulted from a failed attempt to place Moses on the Egyptian throne in 1314 BC, when Pharaoh Horemheb died. The Bible Myth: the African Origins of Ancient Israel (Citadel Press 1998) is the subsequent paperback edition and contains some minor corrections that were omitted from the original edition. On August 15th, 2000 Barnes and Noble ranked The Bible Myth as its 28th best-selling book in the category of "Religion:History" out of over 1500 titles in that category.
In 1998 Enalios Publications released a Greek language edition of The Moses Mystery and in 2000 Prefacio released a Portuguese edition of The Bible Myth. Due to heavy sales, the hardcover edition is almost sold out and Barnes and Noble is probably the only remaining outlet still having copies. The paperback edition is also available at Barnes and Noble but can occasionally be obtained through other dealers.
Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History
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Released in July of 2000, War of the Werewolf is Gary Greenberg's first novel. A combination of the traditional horror story and modern political thriller, it tells the story of two radicals from opposite sides of the political spectrum who have violent plans for Americas future. But fate has dealt a wild card and only Ludwig von Dracula, a descendant of the infamous count, knows how to stop the bloodshed. The book is co-written with Jerome Tuccille, author of It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand and numerous other books. For more detailed information, including an overview of the story and main characters plus a chapter excerpt, you can go to my special War of the Werewolf web site.
Because this book is a "Print-On-Demand" publication it is not widely available. Each book is individually printed to order. Consequently, it may take several weeks before you receive your copy from the bookseller. Your patience, however, should be amply rewarded when you enjoy this very entertaining story. To help you purchase a copy of this novel the War of the Werewolf web site has links to several booksellers who can fulfill your order. Barnes and Noble occasionally claims to have the book in stock and offers it at a discount price.
Barbara Branden says: "I give up: I've never liked science fiction, I never have read a science fiction book I was held by--but I was up most of the night reading War of the Werewolf. Jerry Tuccille and Gary Greenberg are marvelous story tellers. I had to know how the book would end, and, somehow, I utterly suspended disbelief."
"Mr. Greenberg seems to delight in a game of scholarly 'gotcha'." - N.Y. Times
"It's a "hot' subject and Greenberg's publisher hopes this work will appeal to students of (and opponents to) Afrocentrism". - Booklist.
"A must read for those interested in biblical scholarship". - The Tennessee Tribune
"An ingenious comparison of Biblical and Egyptian history". - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Guaranteed to raise hackles and lively debate . . . Sure to provoke challenge." - Denver Post
"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". - MultiCultural Review
"Insightful and valuable". -KMT Magazine
"Greenberg claims that the Genesis stories of the patriarchs are modified Egyptian myths altered by Moses, a member of the Egyptian royal line who was forced to flee the land after losing a power struggle with Ramesses I." -The New York Jewish Week
Courageous! Potentially a paradigm shift in biblical scholarship."
offers some engaging new insights into the age-old problem of the
Moses story. This volume should be of interest to all those curious
about the intimate links between ancient Egypt and Israel."
"Even if one
doesn't accept Greenberg's historical reconstruction, he
unquestionably succeeds in bringing to one's attention the largely
neglected resonance of ancient Egyptian mythic archetypes in biblical narrative."