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When did YHWH assume El's throne?


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There are a few theories. The earliest one holds that around the time of the judges Yahweh and El just merged as Israelites conflated their religion with the local Canaanite religion. Another holds that the merge takes place around the time of Saul's accession to the throne and was an attempt to consolidate ideologies under one king. Another sees it as the work of the 8th century prophets. Literary remnants last at least until Deuteronomy 32 and Psalm 82 were written, but that doesn't mean the belief survived that long. A good introductory article is Otto Eissfeldt, "El and Yahweh," Journal of Semitic Studies 1.1 (January 1956): 25-37, but a lot more work has been done on the question since then.

Yeah, all these theories. The actual answer is that Yahweh is El, Yahweh the Father, Yahweh the Son and Yahweh the Holy Spirit. This new "merging" teaching is just attempting to circumvent something taught in the Bible, making it more compatible with Arianism.

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Catherine,

I have read literally hundreds of biblical scholars and theologians, dozens of journals, thousands of articles, etc. etc. Most hold to one of the views the Mak just mentioned. Almost every single one of these scholars is diametrically opposed to Arianism. Your implication that they are in cahoots is insulting to the life-times devoted by these individuals, many of great faith, who disagree with you and spend almost every waking day in some way involved with searching for truth in the bible. Please stop insinuating and insulting honest men and women who have no connection to Arianism but happen to disagree with you. Challenge their actual arguments, don't make ad hominem attacks upon them.

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Yeah, all these theories. The actual answer is that Yahweh is El, Yahweh the Father, Yahweh the Son and Yahweh the Holy Spirit. This new "merging" teaching is just attempting to circumvent something taught in the Bible, making it more compatible with Arianism.

So says the source-less one.

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Yeah, all these theories. The actual answer is that Yahweh is El, Yahweh the Father, Yahweh the Son and Yahweh the Holy Spirit. This new "merging" teaching is just attempting to circumvent something taught in the Bible, making it more compatible with Arianism.

And I am sure you can show this unequivocally through God's sole and infailliable word? Right?

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Yeah, all these theories. The actual answer is that Yahweh is El, Yahweh the Father, Yahweh the Son and Yahweh the Holy Spirit. This new "merging" teaching is just attempting to circumvent something taught in the Bible, making it more compatible with Arianism.

The "actual answer" based on absolutely nothing, right? What you a priori assume is the case is the "actual answer," and everyone who deals with this question for a living be damned? Please forgive my incredulity.

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Yeah, all these theories. The actual answer is that Yahweh is El, Yahweh the Father, Yahweh the Son and Yahweh the Holy Spirit. This new "merging" teaching is just attempting to circumvent something taught in the Bible, making it more compatible with Arianism.

Ive seen the Father and the son being called YHWH but Ive never seen the Holy Ghost being Called YHWH. Have a source for that?

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