The Covenant is the result of an investigation that began fifteen years ago and that has led me to a remarkable journey. It explores how taking an earthly perspective on the Abrahamic Covenant can dramatically affect our understanding of the biblical history, and how such a viewpoint might hold the key to unlocking our collective future.
By adopting the perspective of a secular covenant with a powerful Lord instead of a religious experience with the divine, this book makes a solid case for a euhemeristic origin of this foundational episode of monotheism. It argues that by adopting such a viewpoint, it becomes not only possible to challenge existing conclusions, but also to offer a whole new understanding of the history of Israel that helps us better understand its evolution.
This journey has brought me to realize that dogmas, not religions, are poisoning the world and that our ego is the only true evil. Religions are just by-products of this universal message that has been expressed by shamans, sages, prophets and humanists in different ways over the ages.
By demythifying the origin of monotheism, I trust that believers will find the confidence and strength they need to let go of a narrowing form and that non-believers will gain appreciation for the underlying message. This step is essential to co-create a world of fraternal love, where theists and atheists can acknowledge all facets of their humanity, and can move together to embrace a more open, secular and inclusive form of spirituality.
Welcome to the earthly covenant!
Bernard Lamborelle has made an outstanding contribution to this process by demonstrating how one can establish a historical connection between the central pillar of the most significant myths that have influenced the Western world, the God of Abraham and very real characters that have allowed the emergence of these mythologies. Thank you Bernard Lamborelle. Thank you from my heart for the hope that this work really brings … – Guy Rochon, Montreal
I try to read everything on the topic that I can get my hands onto ever since I read the Old Testament. I only have one thing to say: READ IT! The book is well written, clear, well organized. The theses are documented and overlap each other as if the author had found the Adriane’s’ ball of thread that is the labyrinth of the Old Testament. It’s written without pretensions, but it is clear that this is the most credible interpretation of the Bible that I was given to read to date. In the end, it is as if the Bible “felt back on his feet.” This theory, which anchors the biblical texts to specific historical time is a great starting point for future research that can tell us how relevant it is. … This investigation blew me away; I did not expect this much. ” – Ulmo – France
With an inflexible rigor of analysis, its careful research led him to hypothesize what may very well prove difficult to challenge, and that will most likely change the beliefs of a large number of followers still attached to the three religions “book” in the coming years. I cannot better compare this researcher with Darwin, revealing “The Origin of Species”, or even to Galileo, reversing the roles of the sun and the earth. Both long disputed, due to ideas that seemed delusional to their contemporaries, have helped human kind make unprecedented steps on the path of knowledge. – André Serra – Quebec
Certainly, any bold claim, such as the one made here, would be laughable if it wasn’t backed up by solid evidence. This investigation began back in 2003 and provides an argumentation that now spans nearly 300 pages. You will be judge, but I believe that it demonstrates convincingly that the story of Abraham is actually that of an earthly covenant made with a powerful ruler and that the God of the Bible evolved from the deification of this man. It rests on respectful and intelligent analysis of ancient texts, biblical scholarship, as well as a wealth of scientific facts that are correlated by the latest findings in the fields of archaeology and biblical studies.
It will take energy to overcome the status quo, and this is why it is critical that we join forces in a community that will raise awareness and bring the world to realize that there is a different and more efficient way to interpret the Abrahamic covenant than that offered by religious tradition.
If you read this far, you can play a role in ensuring this message gets delivered to the world!