Myth #1: Abba means “daddy,” and is a term of childhood endearment.
Myth #2: The high priest on Yom Kippur went into the Holy of Holies with a rope tied around his ankle.
Myth #3: There was a dump where garbage was burned in the Valley of Hinnom (Gehenna).
Documentation after the jump.
The high priest and the rope on Yom Kippur myth is an interesting one that likely has a Jewish origin. Todd Bolen can’t find an earlier source than the Zohar (13th century CE). The Orthodox Union says: it is not in Talmud or midrash anywhere.
Neither is there any credible evidence of a garbage dump in the Valley of Hinnom (Gehenna), as Todd Bolen explains, but the idea comes from medieval commentator David Kimhi (RaDaK).
Oh yeah, and the so-called Needle Gate which supposedly explains Yeshua’s saying, “It is harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle,” it doesn’t exist either.
Why do books and speakers keep promoting these myths? Does anyone check their facts?