posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 04:15 AM
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by JesuitGarlic
There is no reason to assume that "Noah" was monotheist. The Hebrew people weren't led into monotheism until after the advent of Abraham. Even
Moses still acknowledged the existence of other gods.
Jealous Yahweh was constantly running around, in the Old Testament, smiting people and whole cities because they were still polytheist. The concept
of one god and only one god was not an easy pill to swallow, and in fact it is a very metaphysical and deeply intellectual concept.
I think it's likely that the Hebrew people "borrowed" the flood myth from their Babylonian captivity. It's no more likely that the Hebrews made
up the story than the Babylonians made up the story.
edit on 21-12-2012 by windword because: (no reason given)
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob didn't "run around smiting people because they were polytheists." As you are studying the flood legends
retained within numerous cultures around the world, you are doing a disservice to your study by believing the above and it will influence what and why
you conclude what you do. Our God told Abraham that when his descendants (Israel) came back into Canaan after having been in Egypt for 400 years
"In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.”
"full measure" - whole, complete, From shalam; complete (literally or figuratively); especially friendly with
The Amorites, Canaanites, were to eventually become so friendly with their inequities and sins that the point would be reached whereby they would be
destroyed. It wasn't about being "polytheist" at all, but rather the descent into total depravity such as incest and child sacrifice. They'd
"become friendly" with these practices, no different than today as we see child sacrifice coded into law. The first settlers to arrive in what is
now the US around 400 years ago and look at us....we are throwing out His morality faster than anything, more and more following eastern spirituality
and coding inequity and sin into our laws. Why was the flood brought about per the Bible? A world continually doing wickedly and evil.
This is the Bible and the true message for us - that without obedience to Him societies follow the same course over and over again. They rise up and
eventually become so friendly with inequity resulting from heathism and paganism that the society just becomes so corrupted that it is destroyed.
Leviticus 18, please read it.