DEFINITION OF MYTH:
1. a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
2. stories or matter of this kind: realm of myth.
3. any invented story, idea, or concept: His account of the event is pure myth.
4. an imaginary or fictitious thing or person.
5. an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.
DEFINITION OF MYTHOLOGY:
a set of stories, traditions, or beliefs associated with a particular group or the history of an event, arising naturally or deliberately fostered
How does the Bible fit into these definitions? How does it not fit? What is the difference between the stories in the Bible and the stories of other ancient cultures deemed to be just myths? (I'm not looking for the ole' 'I have faith the Bible is not mythology and it's the Word of God') I'm looking for actual comparisons where real conclusions can be drawn.
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