Knights, Romans, Greeks and God

Brian D. Starr

Publisher: Xlibris Pages: 191 Price: (paperback) $19.99 ISBN: 9781465353344 Reviewed: December, 2011 Author Website: Visit »

“This book,” declares Brian D. Starr, “is about the secrets of the Christian/Judea [sic] religion that are not apparent to the average Christian that has not studied genealogy and knighthood.” The author proceeds to fill most of the book’s remaining pages with genealogical charts that involve biblical personages from both the Old and New Testament, medieval saints and kings, and classical Greek heroes, gods, and goddesses.

Some of the material can be interesting, even to readers not especially engaged in genealogies. For example, one chart includes the lineage of the 12 “Apostles of the Lord.” Students of the Bible will likely enjoy reviewing the disciples’ family backgrounds. Nevertheless, many of Starr’s findings are problematic. In the same chart, he mixes mythological figures (e.g., the Roman epic hero Aeneas) with Greek gods (Zeus, Hermes) and Old Testament figures (Israel, Judah, Joseph). Other information comes across as arbitrary and even silly, as the list of 14 “People Whose Name [sic} begins [sic] with a Z. The Zee People.”

Given the author’s assertion that “the relationships to the Lord must be defended from Heresy [sic],” it seems particularly egregious that the book contains a chart on “The Ancient Lines of God.” According to this, God’s lineage goes back to the union of Apau Ocean of Sweet Water and Tiamet Ocean of Sweet Water, from whom came Lahmu The Primordial God and several generations of gods before culminating in God. This is far removed from the biblical God, as is the claim that Abraham is a possible divinity. “He is the God of three religions,” Starr writes.

This work contains many typographical, capitalization, and spelling errors that tarnish the publication (“fathers” when it should be “father’s,” “thru” instead of “through,” etc.). And Starr’s admirable honesty about his sources– “Almost all of the content of the book is from the internet, so the ideas may or may not be true,” he writes–may discourage readers from taking the book seriously.

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