Started by Baruch, April 01, 2018, 07:03:23 PM
Quote from: SGOS on July 01, 2018, 11:42:04 AMCatholicism evolved from an Egyptian religion, then? Then the Egyptians said to Hell with the bullshit, and followed Mohammed. Then the Baha'i' combined them together again. Modern religions are confused, although adamant about forcing their confusion on everyone else.
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on July 01, 2018, 12:59:03 PMI like the late 18th early 19th dynastic period for an origin of the Exodus legend. The city of Amarna collapsed very quickly after the death of Akhetaten. There would have been a large number of one true god types looking to relocate. They were all Phararoh's slaves because everyone living in the Egyptian empire around this time were Pharaoh's slaves. Many of elites, the priests in particular, would not have been welcome in the rest of Egypt. One big problem with this hypothesis is the Jews wouldn't adopt monotheism for nearly another thousand years or so.
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on July 01, 2018, 01:26:27 PMI was under the impression that monotheism among Jews was well established by the start of the Christian era. Exactly when that started is up for debate, but at least one primary source, the Elephantine Papyri, are pretty good evidence that at least some Jews accepted the existence of multiple gods in the 4th century BCE. 13th century BCE to 4th century BCE = about a thousand years is where I got about a thousand years.What have you got that says Jews were polytheistic until near the end of the first millennium CE?
Quote from: Baruch on July 01, 2018, 01:44:42 PMMoses as a historical figure, would have been a henotheist under the tutelage of Jethro, priest of Midian (El Shaddai or Yah) ... with a strong Egyptian polytheist education.
Quote from: Baruch on July 01, 2018, 11:53:06 AM(Petra may be the original Mecca)
Quote from: Baruch on July 01, 2018, 01:10:51 PMAnd more than 500 years ago, the universe was a much smaller place ... Cosmos wasn't as big as it is now.