Yahweh and the Ancient Gods


Is the religion of the Bible just like all the rest? Or are there irreconcilable differences between the Bible’s God and other world religions? In this view, Dr. John Oswalt compares and contrasts Yahweh and the ancient gods, especially in light of the Old Testament teaching and ancient Near Eastern background.

To learn more about this topic, purchase John Oswalt’s book The Bible among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature?

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Dr. John Oswalt is Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary. His expertise is in Old Testament studies, Hebrew language, and Hebrew religion. His writings have appeared in Bible encyclopedias, scholarly journals and popular religious periodicals, and is a leading scholar on the book of Isaiah. He is married to the former Karen Kennedy, and they have three children and two grandchildren.


  1. Thank you so much for posting this great wisdom. Dr. Oswalt’s book “The Bible Among the Myths” is one of the best apologetic books on our faith I have ever read. I highly recommend it !

    Pastor Kevin,, UMC S.C. Conference

  2. I have this book. In fact, I reviewed it for Apologetics315. I quote it often on forums with atheists who insist Christianity is just another myth from the Ancient Near East. It’s terrific.