[b-hebrew] Fwd: Re: YHWH
Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Tue Jul 26 22:58:15 EDT 2005
You forgot a verse which explains exactly who the
other gods are:
Micah 4:5 For all the peoples walk, each in the
name of its god, but we will walk in the name of
YHWH our God forever and ever.
Lisbeth S. Fried, Ph.D.
The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
and the Department of Near Eastern Studies
University of Michigan
2068 Frieze Bldg
105 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
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> It is fairly obvious from the following verses
> "other gods" are......
> Deuteronomy 4:28
> And there you will serve gods, the work of men's
> hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor
> eat nor smell.
> Deuteronomy 28:36
> "The LORD will bring you and the king whom you
> over you to a nation which neither you nor your
> fathers have known, and there you shall serve
> gods-wood and stone
> 2 Kings 17:29
> However every nation continued to make gods of
> own, and put them in the shrines on the high
> which the Samaritans had made, every nation in
> cities where they dwelt.
> 2 Kings 19:17
> 17 Truly, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid
> the nations and their lands, 18 and have cast
> gods into the fire; for they were not gods, but
> work of men's hands-wood and stone. Therefore
> destroyed them.
> 1 Chronicles 16:26
> For all the gods of the peoples are idols,But
> made the heavens.
> Isaiah 44:6-8 "Thus says the LORD, the King of
> Israel, and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 'I
> First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no
> God...Do not fear, nor be afraid; have I not
> from that time, and declared it? You are My
> Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no
> Rock; I know not one.'" (Isaiah 44:6-8).
> Best wishes,
> > Gen 31:30, 35:2, and Ex 12:12, where God
> > recognizes "other
> > gods". There was nothing even remotely
> > monotheism in
> > Israel (henotheism too is a bad term) until
> > after
> > deutero-isaiah's time.
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