The Bible as “Myth”

C.S. Lewis famously called the gospel of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection “True Myth.” What he meant was that 1) it really happened (“True”) and 2) it serves as a worldview-forming grand story (“Myth”) for Christians. Other religions and cultures tell such stories without necessarily believing that they really happened—take the Enuma Elish.

In this week’s video, I’ll show you how to conduct a New Testament word study on the word “myth” by first examining the use of the term in the Bible and then exploring its use in Greek literature from the same period.

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  1. I can’t get any sound.. Is it just me?

  2. Sorry to say this, but there doesn’t appear to be any sound to the video. I tried other videos, such as those available to Logos Now members and the audio worked fine, but unfortunately, not for this video. Just thought you would appreciate knowing. Thanks!

  3. I get no sound in any browser I use. I even downloaded the video in Chrome and it had no sound. Anyone else have this problem?

  4. joshua thompson says

    No sound.

  5. Is the audio working on this video? I can’t get the sound to play.

  6. JIM BOHRER says

    No sound?

  7. The video now has sound but is incomplete. It cuts off! This project was definitely done on a “Monday” when the person was still recovering from their weekend!

  8. My Textual Searches ends with “Apostolic Fathers”. Why would I not see the other options like Josephus or Philo? I am a Logos now subscriber.

  9. I have a sound and thanks for this instruction

  10. Dale Courtney says

    At the 3:28 point, it says to click on “+Add Versions” button.

    I do not have that button available to me.

    I do own all those Philo resources in English, however.