Mormon cryptozoology (part 6 of the “Biblical Mythical Creatures” series)

October 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm (biblical mythical creatures, Mormonism)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, and part 5.

Satyrs seems to be the only mythical creature in the Book of Mormon. (2 Nephi 23:21.) However, anachronisms do exist in the Book of Mormon. And if you don’t know anything more about the Book of Mormon other than it exists, know that the Book of Mormon takes place over 2900 years, from 2500 B.C.E. to 400 C.E. (Source.)

The following did not reside in the area of the United States of America at the time of the writing of the Book of Mormon:

  • Cattle
  • Elephants
  • Goats
  • Horses
  • Swine

And, of course, FAIR has an article “debunking” these claims.

The next post in the “Biblical Mythical Creatures” series will deal with the Nephilim.

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Biblical mythical creatures (part 5): The rest of the other gods of the Bible (N-T)

July 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm (biblical mythical creatures)

Concluding from part 4:

  • Nebo: Assyrian/Babylonian/Chaldean god of wisdom and writing, also called Nabu (Isaiah 46:1).
  • Nergal: Cuth/Assyrian/Babylonian war and underworld god, also called Meshlamthea (2 Kings 17:30).
  • Nibhaz: Avites god (2 Kings 17:31).
  • Nisroch: Assyrian god (2 Kings 19:37).
  • Rimmon: Babylonian/Syrian storm god involved (as Ramman) with the Deluge, according to Hebrew texts; also known as Ramman/Rammon (2 Kings 5:18).
  • Succoth-benoth: Babylonian fertility goddess (“She Who Produces Seed”), also known as Zarpanitu/Zerpanitum (2 Kings 17:30).
  • Tammuz: Assyrian/Babylonian god (Ezekiel 8:14).
  • Tartak: Avites god (2 Kings 17:31).

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Biblical mythical creatures (part 4): The other gods of the Bible (C-M)

June 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm (biblical mythical creatures)

Continuing from part 3:

  • Chemosh: Moabite war god (1 Kings 11:7).
  • Dagon: Philistine/Ekronian/Babylonian god of agriculture (1 Samuel 5:2).
  • Diana of the Ephesians: Ephesian moon and nature Goddess (“divine/brilliant”) (Acts 19:35).
  • Jupiter: Roman God (possibly derived from “Zeus-pater”, Father Zeus) (Acts 14:12).
  • Lucifer: Literally “morning star”, but has been popularly incorrectly associated with Satan (Isaiah 14:12).
  • Mercurius: Also knowns as the Roman God Mercury, god of communication and travel, and messenger of the gods (Acts 14:12).
  • Milcom: Ammonite God (1 Kings 11:5).
  • Molech: Ammonite god, also called Moloch, most probably Baal-Hammon of Carthage (1 Kings 11:7).

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