Bad news about my beloved friend, muse and colleague Dr. Robert M. Price!
Per John F. Felix:
Naturally, Bob is too polite to ask for himself, so his friends, fans and supporters have taken it upon ourselves, with his retrospective blessing/appreciation, to put out this call. His illness is not life-threatening, but it is very painful and debilitating. Dr. Price is bedridden, and the bills are mounting.
If you can afford even $5 or $10, PLEASE send him some money. As do I and others, Bob lives very frugally off his book proceeds. WE LOVE AND NEED DR. PRICE!!!
Be sure to check the "gift" box under the donation so that Dr. Price will not be charged Paypal fees.
"Bob Price has been bringing us the good news/gospel of Bible criticism and mythicism for many years now!"
Bob Price has been bringing us the good news/gospel of Bible criticism and mythicism for many years now, not only through his numerous magnificent books but also via his popular "Bible Geek" radio program. He is one of the few scholars in the world who knows the Bible intimately, chapter and verse, without being a believer in its absolute literalism, including that of several major characters. In other words, Price is aware of the mythology in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, recognizing that a number of biblical figures are not historical personages but mythical characters. As he says:
I find it undeniable that...many, many of the epic heroes and ancient patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament were personified stars, planets, and constellations.
In his review of my book Christ in Egypt, Price also remarks:
I find myself in full agreement with Acharya S/D.M. Murdock: "we assert that Christianity constitutes Gnosticism historicized and Judaized, likewise representing a synthesis of Egyptian, Jewish and Greek religion and mythology, among others [including Buddhism, via King Asoka’s missionaries] from around the 'known world'" (p. 278). "Christianity is largely the product of Egyptian religion being Judaized and historicized" (p. 482).
Bob's unique contribution to the Jesus-mythicist field, which dates back several centuries and incorporates a wide variety of research by erudite scholars in Europe, America and elsewhere, is his ability to spot midrash in the canonical gospels. Because he knows the Old Testament so well, Price can see where OT verses have been used in order to craft the New Testament and gospel story. His work in that regard represents an invaluable piece of the Christ-myth puzzle.
Some of you may recall that last year I wrote a lengthy review of Price's book The Pre-Nicene New Testament, which garnered almost 175 thumbs up! Also, Bob and I have appeared on a couple of radio shows together, including one with Reg Finley and another for the Point for Inquiry program.
If you have benefited from Dr. Price's great and important scholarship over the years, please show your support by considering a gift of whatever size to help him through this difficult time.
If you haven't discovered his work yet, see the link below:
Fans will also find on that site his books, ebooks and "Bible Geek" apparel, the proceeds of which will obviously also benefit Bob.
"Let's give Dr. Price some peace of mind so he can rest and get better!"
You can also buy Bob's books via the links below, which will contribute to his work a bit later down the road:
Dr. Robert Price and I thank you!