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Old 06-16-2019, 06:39 AM
 
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Just scroll back. I'm sure this thread is not too long.
Instead of typing this you couldíve just typed the question again...
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:43 AM
 
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Instead of typing this you couldíve just typed the question again...
Or rather than being obtuse, you would have answered it in the first place.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:55 AM
 
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Or rather than being obtuse, you would have answered it in the first place.
You didnít like the answer that I gave...So, what do you want me to tell you?...
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:03 AM
 
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The descriptions above are prefaced by the fact that “G‑d came forth from the south, the Holy One from Mount Paran.” The Talmud10 explains that before the Jews were given the Torah, the Almighty “offered” this priceless gift to the other great nations of the time—in particular, to the descendants of Esau and Ishmael, who lived in the south (of Israel) and in the desert of Paran, respectively. In whichever way the “offer” to accept the Torah was made, the response of the nations was a flat refusal. This repeated itself, says the Talmud, with every nation and group on earth. - https://www.chabad.org/parshah/artic...-Companion.htm
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:51 PM
 
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In the same series of Haaretz articles, we learn that Israel contains the name of the chief pagan Jewish god El, hence Isra-EL. Which means "wrestling with God". Of course it's common knowledge this is why in the first chapters of Genesis it's all "Let "us" make man..." and Behold, the man has become as "us" to know good and evil...." and then shortly after, "us" disappears as yahweh ascends to become the supreme god of the Jews.


The gilded statue of El himself, from Megiddo, 1400-1200 BCE (public domain)

Within the pantheon of gods of the Canaanites/Israelites were dagon; yahweh; El's wife, goddess Asherah. When yahweh usurped El, he took Asherah to be his own wife.

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"Josiah smashed the sacred stones and cut down Asherah's poles and covered the sites with human bones" (2 Kings 23:14)
And of course Baal. Most fundamentalist Christians would faint if they knew all this. Fortunately for them, 95% of Christians are so ignorant of their own religion they will never learn any of this lest their brains fry in their skulls.

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/...gods-1.6315810
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