okay, i was reading your post about Yahweh. i dont know abou a war god cult but that is the first name of god. it comes from the 22,000 clay tablets they found in (sorry but i can't spell it properly) sa-mer-e-a. they perdate everything we know about our history. and they go into adam and eve but under other names. they also talk about how Yahweh spliced earths indiguness life forms DNA with theirs to make us. when all is said nd done they tell you god is from another planet. and yes this is all fact. i mean about the clay tablets. i wasn't there to see Yahweh himself. but they said they predate everything by thousands of years. beleave it or not i don't care. just helping out
In any case it's true that Judaism did not begin as a form of monotheism. In fact I would argue that the religion was first a henotheism, where one god is preferred but the worship of other gods is acknowledged as equally valid. By all accounts this is what was happening in the Early Iron Age in Judah, when the Hebrews were a nascent kingdom. William Dever (2005) presents the convincing case that the original Old Testament, when first written down in its earliest form, was a kind of "book religion" designed by the ruling elite of Jerusalem to codify, develop, and maintain their power base. To be sure, based on the material culture and the sum total of archaeological evidence from this early period, the average farmer living out in the sticks was venerating Yahweh but other deities, too. For example, it's likely that originally in the Hebrew culture Yahweh had a consort, the Canaanite goddess Asherah. Some early Hebraic vessels bear inscriptions stating "Yahweh and his Asherah."
Monolatrism is how the religion would soon develop, but in all likelihood Judaism did not become true monotheism until the post-exilic period.
Can you explain more how it moves from henotheism to Monotheism.
Is there more evidence for Henotheism then above mentioned vessel?
In a flat world there is an explanation to everything.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:58 PM
Melo, on 26 March 2012 - 09:53 PM, said:
Never heard. Thats interesting. Any link or maybe own words about it.
Don't know if you have a library handy that also carries English titles.There is a lot.
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