ABH Re: Ea/Anu/Tiamat & Celestial Paths
> Ea was NOT a creator god. He protected men from theNice post, Holly.
> the creator god Anu. YHWH was not an astral god. He
> can be associated with mountains but nowhere in the OT
> is YHWH declared as a god of underground waters. Being
> a god of Edom (Adam) and Seir does not make him a god
> of only a specific aspect of those locations. YHWH was
> the supreme god of the universe. Now, you may argue
> that the Hebrews (Shasu) during their sojurn in
> Egyptian territory, began to image YHWH as a bull.
> There is evidence of that. However, there are no
> assoications of YHWH with astral aqueous
> constellations as a fish, whale, leviathan etc. Nor is
> he considered to be a fertility god associated with
> Spring and planting.
> George, YHWH originated as a god of the desert who
> became universalized under Persian influence into The
> God like Ahura Mazda. YHWH is associated with desert
> features as mountains, plains and sudden desert
> storms. He was a fearsome god because the desert was
> harsh with its long dry seasons, sudden desert storms
> which caused flooding and vast areas of infertile
> land. Ea was not a feasome god. He was the benevolent
> god who aided mankind through the gift of 2 rivers.
> YHWH was a god of harsh justice and strict laws which
> reflected the intricacies of tribal life. Ea was a a
> fertility god who had numerous affairs. I guess I
> could go on and on.
> What I will concede is that the Hebrews adopted a lot
> of Babylonian myths and attributed them to YHWH. Some
> of these Ea myths, the great flood, the confusion of
> languages, the creation of mankind was attributed by
> the Hebrews to YHWH. However, I think that YHWH the
> desert god preceded these myths which were later
> absorbed into YHWH's story. I also do not think that
> YHWH developed His universality and oneness until the
> Persian occupation. I also think that Jesus was
> developed as a god to give YHWH a more compassionate
> personality who was involved with human beings like
> Ea. Jesus as a god is actually much more like Ea than
> YHWH. This includes his sympathy for mankind, his role
> as demiurge, his association with sheep (Ea's animal
> association was a goat), water and fish/fisherman. If
> you want to compare Ea to a "bliblical" god, Jesus is
> much more a candidate than YHWH.
One problem, though: you write 'YHWH originated as a god of the
desert who became universalized under Persian influence into The God
like Ahura Mazda'. How are we to interpret this idea in light of
Persian monotheism? I would have thought that a better suggestion
would be that Yahweh's 'great god' attribute came from the Greeks
identifying him with Zeus.
- (I think you mean moot. Or perhaps you do mean that I should be mute.) Sincerely, Aris M. Hobeth
andrej1234au <andrej1234au@...> wrote: Aris
> How can you prove symbolism?Exactly, Aris. And your seeing what you want hardly constitutes proof
either, does it?
> Sekhmet therefore is a version of Hathor a cow goddessIt was Hathor who slew the 'people in the desert', Aris, and she was
> coming from the direction of the sun, as do most comets.
a form of Re's Eye, not some comet.
> The flight path is given: "from the eye of Ra".Where does it say that, Aris?
> Most scholars would rather fall to the temptation that the taleI believe it is reality, you want to fancifulise it.
> is fictional amusement not involving reality.
> And scholars lean too much to a scientific "proof" requirement.Probably because if you can't prove that there was a comet at that
point in human history, your entire argument is mute.
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