posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 12:24 PM
There are apparently two creation accounts, the Elohim account with the whole universe being made including man and woman, and the Yahwehist account
where woman is made from mans rib and the fall and all that.
The thinking is that tis two very similar but ultaimately different traditional creation myths specific to different tribes of hebrews that was
ultimately collected into one big story. The idea behind the eolhim account is that it did indeed involve mulitple gods or at least two, a male and
female, although I've also heard of there being a female consort goddess for Yahweh himself too.
When God says us I believe he’s referring to the Trinity
Why would he tell the jews 'i am one god' but secretly tell them that he's a trinity? Also, why would they record it as 'us' if they didn't
understand that it meant a plurality of some sort? How would a jew explain it at the time?
For my own part, I thought it allways meant 'us' as in god and the various orders of angels.
But this was planning human creation so Jesus wasn't created yet
This of course gets into some of the great heresies and religious controversies amoung the early christian community. Was jesus present at creation,
if yes how much, in flesh in spirit? What did 'enfleshment' (yeah, i like neologisms) was specific to the passion/story of the christ or was it
irrelevant, why make jesus flesh if it didn't make a difference etc etc
For my own part I take it that the hewbrews were reacting to the same things that many cultures around the world were when they said there used to be
giants. In part it was a 'the golden ages of the past were bigger and better than anything now, with our puny lives and puny times' and
importantly, fossils of the megafauna that used to actually exist. Adrien Mayor made a rather convincing case that this was what was going on amoung
the ancient greeks and romans and central asian scythians even. I'd expect every culture to react in a very similar manner reallly.
The main God was the God of war, “Jahweh” latter he became the one and only God.
Intersting, I've never heard that it was a war god in particular. I don't recal the sumerians/urukians of 'abrams' homeland having an actual
'war god' as the greeks did. I was for a while under the impression that the god of one of the biblical traditions was supposed to have started off
as a powerful mountain god.