[b-hebrew] Fwd: Re: YHWH

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Tue Jul 26 22:58:15 EDT 2005


Dear Sujata,
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.

Best,
Liz Fried

Lisbeth S. Fried, Ph.D. 
Visiting Scholar
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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> Sujata
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> 
> It is fairly obvious from the following verses
who the
> "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
hear
> nor
> eat nor smell.
> 
> Deuteronomy 28:36
> "The LORD will bring you and the king whom you
set
> over you to a nation which neither you nor your
> fathers have known, and there you shall serve
other
> gods-wood and stone
> 
> 2 Kings 17:29
> However every nation continued to make gods of
its
> own, and put them in the shrines on the high
places
> which the Samaritans had made, every nation in
the
> cities where they dwelt.
> 
> 2 Kings 19:17
> 17 Truly, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid
waste
> the nations and their lands, 18 and have cast
their
> gods into the fire; for they were not gods, but
the
> work of men's hands-wood and stone. Therefore
> they
> destroyed them.
> 
> 1 Chronicles 16:26
> For all the gods of the peoples are idols,But
the
> LORD
> made the heavens.
> 
> Isaiah 44:6-8  "Thus says the LORD, the King of
> Israel, and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: 'I
am
> the
> First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no
> God...Do not fear, nor be afraid; have I not
told you
> from that time, and declared it? You are My
> witnesses.
> Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no
other
> Rock; I know not one.'" (Isaiah 44:6-8).
> 
> Best wishes,
> Sujata
> 
> 
> >
> > Gen 31:30, 35:2, and Ex 12:12, where God
himself
> > recognizes "other
> > gods".  There was nothing even remotely
similar to
> > monotheism in
> > Israel (henotheism too is a bad term) until
well
> > after
> > deutero-isaiah's time.
> 
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > --
> > D. Jim West
> >
> > Biblical Studies Resources -
> > http://web.infoave.net/~jwest
> > Biblical Theology Weblog -
> > http://biblical-studies.blogspot.com
> >
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