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The LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me.
Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
I am God, and there is none else: I am God, and there is none like me.
Thou shalt not revile the gods.
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
Job 1 KJV
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
Originally posted by Nygdan
From what I understand, really old hebrew traditions have ywh as having a female 'consort'. Ashterah, a semitic goddess, for example, had her idols up in solomon's temple, right there with 'ywh' (and right next to the bronze serpent statue that people offered incense too, btw).
Originally posted by undo
as regards the bronze serpent: that was not originally related to astoreth, astarte or asherah. [/qoute]
Just to be clear, I wasn't saying it was. The bronze serpent in The Temple was originally, according ot the story, an item that moses used. It was stored in the temple, as a relic from his times. After a long time, people started offereing incense to it, as if it were a god, but I don't think that anyone ever said it was a god.
But asherah was something different, her cult idol was placed into The Temple itself, seperate from this 'brazen serpent' statue.
Intersting info on the 'fiery serpent' name.
Originally posted by jefferson101
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man In Our Image, After our Likeness
Who is Us and Our? I was suprised reading the line.