tinythinker wrote:Saw this and thought it sounded like something you would have a thought or two about...
- Yahweh doesn’t appear in the historical record until at least 2000 years after the ancient Egyptian and Sumerian god, and started out as one of the 70 sons of the Canaanite chief god El, [who] gave Israel to his son Yahweh for his inheritance...
Heck, even a proper translation of Deut 32:8-9 (as in the Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scrolls) reveals that fact:
When the Most High (Elyon) allotted peoples for inheritance,
When He divided up humanity,
He fixed the boundaries for peoples,
According to the number of the divine sons:
For Yahweh’s portion is his people,
Jacob His own inheritance.
where is that from? It sounds like a Jesus myther book. one thing these guys don't think it through. What were Jews doing bewteen the exodus, which was suppossedly about 1400 BC and the time Jesus, 1400 years latter presumably? why did those years all of which the Jews passed with thier won faith and their own religion, somehow secret by osmosis the idea that God's son would be Jesus (Yeshua)? Where they saying "O now remember, God's son is really Jesus, but we wont talk about that for another 300 years now").
Of course they used the name Y, No EL, for God and prophesies in the OT said the Messiah (not God's son but Messiah) would be Yeshua meaning Y is salvation, which has nothing to with that Egyptian myth. The term "son of God" as a euphemism for Messiah is a slang that developed since the exile, it was not part of the prophesies of Zachariah or Isaiah. The link to the name comes Zacaraiah and points to the high preist of that time whose hame was Jasua (Jesus, Yeshua).
that source you quote seem to be by someone who didn't know any of this. Someone who thinks Messiah was always supposed to be literally God's son. It is true that the Hebrews barrowed a name form the Pagans, the Cananites, El, to designate God, but that doesn't mean they took on the whole of El's mythology. The name means something generic like "god" it's just a word because they didn't have one. Remember God told Moses his name was "I am" and they tried not ot pronounce it. He had a secret name they weren't supposed to really know it.[/quote]
I don't think a non-specialist would follow exactly how your reply counters the original statement in a step-by-step fashion. For example, how does calling the one true God "El" square with also calling God YHWH when the passage appears to imply that El is giving YHWH an inheritance? Why use two separate names for the same being in the same passage and why would he be giving himself an inheritance?[/quote]
i don't believe that's a valid translation. that's why it's important to know the source. Jesus myther have blantenly lied about things like that.