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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 Next Book

Due in February 2019

Genesis Chronology and Egyptian King-lists:
The Egyptian origins of Genesis History

Volume 1: Egypt's Dynastic Period

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Revealed! the hidden links between Genesis Chronology and Egyptian History

The Book of Genesis  contains a 2,300-year chronology of Patriarchal births and deaths, from Adam to Joseph. Most biblical scholars believe the lists were fictional creations but Gary Greenberg, the provocative author of The Moses Mystery, says the birth and death dates contain a disguised but accurate chronology of Egypt’s dynastic history.

Based on a deep and thorough examination of the many problems in establishing an accurate Egyptian chronology, Greenberg makes a compelling case that an alignment of the Genesis birth-death chronology with the High Egyptian Chronology favored by many Egyptologists demonstrates  a precise one-to-one relationship between most Genesis birth and death dates and the starting years for Egypt’s first eighteen dynasties and many of its most important kings.

Some of the surprising discoveries in Genesis Chronology and Egyptian King-lists

·    The patriarch Enoch lived 365 years, a puzzling solar reference from a lunar calendar culture. What very important astronomical and chronological event (utilized by Egyptologists) happened in the year he died?

·    The patriarch Methuselah lived for 969 years, the longest-lived person in the bible. What important Egyptian political period lasted 969 years and ended in the year Methuselah died?

·    The patriarch Eber’s birth and death dates coincide with the same years in which two of Egypt’s most important and celebrated political events occurred. Find out what they were.

·    The patriarch Peleg’s name means “divided.” What division occurred in Egypt in the year Peleg died? Which important Egyptian king ascended to the throne in the year Peleg was born?

·    The patriarch Joseph guided the Pharaoh to unprecedented political power in Egypt. What is the chronological and political correlation between Joseph’s rise to power and the Thutmosid kings?



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Books and Articles by Gary Greenberg


Proving Jesus' Authority in Mark and John: Overlooked evidence of a synoptic relationship

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

Roman Days, Jewish Nights, and the Gospel Calendar Problems, (on  Bible and Interpretation  Web Site)

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

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 Blog

As of July 1, 2018 all news and updates about Gary Greenberg will appear on his blog site at

My primary (but not exclusive) focus on this blog will be to explore problem areas in biblical studies, both Jewish and Christian, that either remain unresolved in academic circles or that I believe need to be reconsidered from a new perspective. My main areas of concern are source criticism, outside influences, historical credibility of scriptures, and chronological issues.

Hope you'll check it out and spread the word.

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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