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Originally posted by damwel
What about their sister? The genetic scientist.
Originally posted by willow1d
I have read all of Sitchin's books and that David Alford's (or whatever his name is) "Gods of the Millenium". I have studied Genesis and alot of other miscellaneous manuscripts. It's been several years, so my memory might be a little skewed. But I believe that I remember the basics.
The Hebrew word for "God" throughout some of the OT is "Elohim", which is indeed a plurality of "el" meaning "god". However, according to Jewish etymology, when someone/something is supreme, then they pluralize the word. Therefore when the Jews say "Elohim" they are saying "the Supreme God" or "God of gods".
And the saying "God of gods" doesn't necessarily imply that there are other gods. It would be the same way as if a missionary went to South America and witnessed to a group of aboriginals who believed in many gods. They would not easily give up their beliefs, so the missionary would say that "God is above even your gods."
But more importantly, let's remember that the general belief of monotheists is that the "gods" are actually demons, therefore God would be their God.
I do not discount the Sumerians and Sitchin's interpretation of their texts, nor do I accept it yet either. I simply do not know. But if Nibiru shows up, I'll definitely put more stock into Sitchin's interpretation. However that doesn't mean there isn't one Creator. As Zechariah Sitchin himself wrote in his prologue for the "The 12th Planet":
"This book suggests that we are not alone in our solar system. Yet it may enhance rather than diminish the faith in a universal Almighty. For, if the Nefilim created Man on Earth, they may only have been fulfilling a vaster Master Plan."
And then of course logic leads to: if the Anunaki exist, who created them?
We can only use theory, logic, and science to try to determine who created our gods.. we should be more concerned about OUR history 1st before we try to unravel the gods' history. The bible is an account of OUR (mankind-Earthlings) history...Thats all.
You stated that 'God of all Gods' couldn't possibly mean that there were more than one?????????
All=more than one.
That's not a riddle or mystery. That's basic English
[edit on 9/29/2009 by willow1d]
Originally posted by Badgered1
# You shall have no other Gods but me.
Interesting that this is a commandment. Why would 'he' even bring it up if 'he' was alone in the deity department? It kind of implies that there are other gods, but they really aren't the sort of gods you should be hanging around with, because 'he' really is the best god, really.
# You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
Again, we get the feeling that this would be a bit of a nod to those other nasty gods. Again, this is a bit redundant if 'he' is the only god available. Two commandments in, and we're repeating stuff that really shouldn't have to be said in the first place.
33. The Jews answered Him, saying
“For a good work we do not stone You,
but for blasphemy, and because You being a man,
make yourself God”.
34. Jesus answered them ,
“Is it not written in your law
I said, “Ye are gods” ?.
28. “for in Him we Live and have our being,
as also some of your own Poets have said,
“for we are also His Off Spring.”