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satans army advances led by Shirley Dodge, said, hollie, coming against christian, its led by dr. rev. jeremy taylor dreams talker and jean poole and jenny donati have ministryofdreams.org, medula, these steal the God spoke ministry of dreams like ginny hill, antonia vladimirova, wesely pruden, CLARKSON n. potter, jean poole, tish donati poole, ARMEN BERJIKLY, Jenny Donati, John E. Laster, bill hamon, J. H. Jowett's book rewritten and ministry of dreams included in rewrite, kathy taylor, theo, soirace, snygman, Shirlee Phelps-Dodge, theodore snygman, diana hughey is now diana Hahlbohm, Danny Hahlbohm and diana Hahlbohm, Aafke brouwer, Ahmed Al-Omra, diana hughey is now diana Hahlbohm and has held ministryofdreams.com since 2002, ARMEN BERJIKLY, susan j. murphy, wesley pruden, Benyamin L. Jolkovsky, Jason Youmans, Louwrens Erasmus, Aafke ann brouwer of AAFKE ART and clouddragon and medula signs Ahmed Al-Omra blog but not their own and Ahmed Al-Omra will not remove, jon sawyer, journalist, linda a. moore, Shen Shagua, hettie Erasmus, radroni radco, kim davis, douglas j heller, ron tompkins, Stanley Foundation, Steve Hearn, Laurie Behncke, robert holt, Richard E. Lauersdorf, Barry Keller, alexander ness, frank evans, Servers, janetmck, janet mcknight, steven brust, ed lulz, jonah weiland, duncan rouleau, they steal to ruin Gods child, tell them, saith the Lord,12-21-2009-why did you take and alter the God spoken ministry of dreams to ministry's dreams, you are a looser saith the LOrd, and many where you consult will be emailed, just in about one week, type in google linda a. moore of the commercial appears steals and alters the God spoken birthed protected and created name, ministry of dreams, like her reverends, thats, dr. jeremy taylor from wisdom university, and his wife kathy taylor and their reverend antonia vladimirova of dreams foundation after bob signs her guest book, and their ruler, its, wesley pruden, from, the washington post, times, thats one writing and telling, and thats wesley pruden saying, yeah I know, witch, leave it alone, bob, said, hollie,  

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Though I find myself having many negative things to say about this book in this review, a few pervasive aspects of Russell's assiduous research and writing inevitably atones for these negative aspects.
Russell opens his four volume series spending of this book discussing evil in ancient cultures other than in Israel. Only in the last quarter does Russell discuss anything relating to the Biblical Satan. Though this is defiantly interesting material, it left me wondering what it had to do with the stated purview. This material would make a fine piece of literature outside this series, but it had nothing to do with the Biblical devil. Not even Russell discusses its relevance. The first could have been cut from the book without any consequence, Russell would have just as easily make his case without it. When Russell does occasionally mention outside influences on Old Testament he admits that there are only a few at most, and what few that do exist are tentative and speculative anyway. The only influences that are mentioned seem only to be on the apocryphal texts any way.
Russell does a marvellous job as a historian, but whenever he goes off on excursions into theology one can see that he is out of his depth. The mere fact that he goes on these excursions raised my eyebrow when one remembers that the *very first* words of this book state that "This is a works of history, not of theology".
It's not the actual excursions that disappoint me, it is the combination of the two facts that 1) his explicit statements that he isn't going to but does, and 2) his orate diatribes against Yahweh (whether he believes God exists or not), most of which are frivolous and at the very least invalid. Though it is inevitable that one has to ask theological questions such as "why does God allow evil" as Russell does, it makes me wonder why he asserted at the beginning and the end that theology is untouched in this book.
I was left a little bewildered by these theological excursions, on the one hand he brings up many fine and well articulated arguments, and on many occasions treats these points in authoritative and impartial manner, but on the other hand he makes use sophistry, intentionally or not I do not know.
On page 185 Russell asserts that the religion of the ancient Hebrews was more polytheistic the monotheistic. Russell quotes a passage from Psalms (82:1-7) as evidence. Russell quotes God as referring to other angelic beings as "Gods", whereas the actual passage uses only lower case `g'. To the uninitiated this may seem negligible if not irrelevant, but as most educated readers will know the upper case `G' denotes of the supreme Biblical god, whereas the lower case `g' denotes a false god or idol. So contrary to Russell's implicit assertion that God in the passages referring to other `gods' the fact is that when the passage is not misquoted, God in the passage is actually referring to the fallen angels/demons who were commonly worshipped by humans as false gods' or idols.
I refuse to believe that a learned historian such as Jeffery Russell is ignorant enough make mistakes such as this and fail to make the distinction between the 'God' and `god'. I think that this is a deliberate misquote in order to deceive the readers and to discredit the Bible and/or God himself, if not he has done this to try and give this thesis credence. I hate to say it, but this is what it seems.
On page 199 Russell attempts to portray God and Satan as `work buddies', though Russell acknowledges Satan's obvious opposition to God, but he still goes on to suggest that it is Satan's job to persuade God for two taken morally wrong actions, this is but one interpretation, and questionable at that. It is more likely that God accepted Satan's challenge to prove how righteous Job and actually was, and in doing so Satan's actions and intentions were shown to be malevolent. This proof would be testament to the angels/demons/Satan's and humans that
 

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