SV: Elohim -- human or divine in Psalm 82?

Jeremy L. Sasser jlsasser at
Thu Aug 31 18:44:21 EDT 2000

That doesn't make sense at all...

Sh'ma Yisrael YHWH Eloheinu YHWH Echad.

How can YHWH and El be a separate gods???


On Thu, 31 Aug 2000 barre at wrote:

> Actually, no, not originally.  El is a northwest Semitic deity known
> at Ugaritic but also from Aram.  Yahweh Sabaoth hails from Edom and
> the southern desert regions.  El heads a pantheon while Yahweh rules
> alone.  If it weren't for various syncretistic techniques used, there
> would be no reason to equate these two gods.
> I have posted at my website a study called "The Yahwistic Editing of
> the Elohistic Psalter" for anyone interested in distinction between
> El and Yahweh.
> L.M. Barre, Ph.D.
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