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I'm sorry I don't share your excitement on this, to me the Biblical God is a composite of a bunch of earlier gods and goddesses. There is a close link
between these gods and language. One good example is Yamm, the seven headed dragon, who was a son of El. Yamm was the god of the waters, the seas and
rivers. The word for sea in Hebrew is the Chaldean word Yam. Another word is Heb. אור or Ur which means Light. Ur became the name of the Chaldean
city where Abraham came from, what some say is the oldest city in history, dating perhaps as far back to 6500 BC. One of God's arch angels is Uriel,
"El's Light". We find this word in many Germanic words, like the German word for clock, Uhr, or the norwegian prefix ur- as in 'urtid' ur- + time, the
ancient times. Similarly I trace the Norwegian word for fire, Ild or Eld, to Heb. El, in the sense 'the fiery one', but also the origin of the word
Old. El- and eld- is also used in much the same way as ur- in Norwegian, as in Eld-gammel (eld-old) and also No. Eldre or Elder in English.
Back when the languages were formed, the words became gods, much like how John 1 shows, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and
the Word was a god". This part is not really about Jesus, but a description of how language and religion were once formed, it's a linguistic creation
story. In Hebrew, this word is often mistaken for the Name of God, יהוה. To begin with it was just the name of Adam's father, but at the time of
Enosh, the son of Seth, they started worshipping the Name of God (Gen 4:26), which is typically considered a sin in rabbinical commentaries.
Another example is how the Egyptian word for the sun, Ra, became the god carrying the same name over time. Modern English has a bunch of Egyptian
composites in it's lexicons. For instance, Horizon and Hour are derived from Horus. Same as our name for the sun-- Sol, it's one of the names of
Mithras, and our names for the planets and our calendars, well it's all too obvious.
To an archaeologist, let's say 2000 years into the future, these things might suggest our generation worshipped the Roman pantheon and that we spoke a
language so mingled with Egyptian religious patterns that we probably worshipped the Egyptian pantheon too, only more subtly.
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