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Welcome to ATS! I love your posts and your avatar too.
Genesis says nothing about a chosen few. You believe only a chosen few were? Why do we all look pretty much the same then? Why does the bible not
discuss a chosen few? Does the NT discuss a chosen few? Why does it contradict the OT? Was God wrong in the OT? Is God ever wrong?
I think I can help you here. The following verse, from the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, chapter 32, verse 8, that was recently found (1947)
with the Dead Sea Scrolls, reveals some startling information about the Jewish patriarch, Yahweh.
"When El Elyon gave to the nations their inheritance,
when he separated the sons of men, he fixed the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.
For Yahweh's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance."
You see, Yahweh, the Hebrew God, was only one of (some say 70) the sons of El Elyon. Yahweh was given the people of Jacob, as his charge, his
"inheritance", the grandson of Abraham. Jacob was the twin of Esau, who was born first. But Esau paid homage to a different god.
Later, the Hebrews penned their Bible to make sure that Yahweh was the only god and that he was also the creator of the universe! (LOL) They had the
"best" god, the only god and therefore, you get the "chosen" people.
But if you read further down chapter 32 of Deuteronomy, you see that Yahweh wasn't very happy with his "inheritance" and his duty! He would have
killed all of Jacob's children, if it were not for fear that his "enemies" (brothers and sisters) would take credit for his demise, when it comes to
handling and understanding humanity.
Personally, I can't help but think that if the story of the "Divine Counsel" is true, they were all space aliens, here to colonize the planet. But it
either went wrong, or they did what they set out to do, because they 'aint here no more!
But, the sons/daughters (the Bible is so misogynistic!) of El Elyon can account for Krishna, Odin, Zeus, Kane and Pele. etc.
edit on 6-1-2013 by windword because: expanded on my thoughts