Elohim אֱלֹהִים (4 of 6):The many gods of the Bible

The many gods of the Bible – A short list of the most important “gods” mentioned in the Bible

 

The ten I will give you because he has forsaken me and has worshiped Astarte, goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh, god of Moab, and Milcom, god of the Ammonites; he has not followed my ways or done what is pleasing to me according to my statutes and my decrees, as his father David did.

1 King 11:33

 

the gods of the Bible are many and they are aliens.

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Content in a flash

  1. The many gods of the Bible – Biblical stories are built on the assumption that there are many “gods”, that is, many Elohim. A short list of the most important “gods” mentioned in the Bible.
  2. From polytheism to monotheism – How did that happen? How Judaism became monotheistic.

7. The many gods of the Bible

Many are the “gods” mentioned in the Bible, in particular in the Old Testament, and the biblical stories are built from this assumption: “gods” are several, each one of them rules over a territory but Yahweh, “god” of Israel, is the best of them all; he will defeat the other gods and conquer their territories.

For those who have not read the previous sections of this chapter yet, let us immediately clarify that these so-called “gods” were not such, but were instead very powerful extraterrestrial humans belonging to the ancient alien race of the Elohim.

During our eXtraHuman journey we will have the chance to analyze various biblical stories from which this is clear. For the moment however, we will limit ourselves to a list of some of the most important gods mentioned in the sacred book. 

The original Hebrew scrolls mention many; here we will limit ourselves to talking about the four best known. Shocking: while reading the (real) Bible instead of finding the description of the one universal God, we find descriptions of many superhuman “gods” in flesh and blood who fiercely ruled men and things. 

Truly, no sign whatsoever of the holy creator of heavens and Earth; the gods of the Bible are many and they are aliens.

 

Elyon: 

According to the Bible accounts, Elyon (עֶלְיוֹן֙) is the most important and powerful “god” of all. He is often referred to by the Bible as “the supreme one”, precisely to indicate his hierarchical position. The Bible specifies that it was him who divided the Earth and its peoples among the Elohim. He will assign the Jews to the biblical god Yahweh, a member of the Elohim as well but of a lower rank. Elyon seems to be the correspondent of the Sumerian god Anu which happens to mean the same thing: “the supreme one”.

 

Deuteronomy 32 – 8,9 – Hebrew Interlinear Bible : Westminster Leningrad Codex

 

Deuteronomy 32 – 8,9: WhenElyon assigned the nations their heritage, when he parceled out the descendants of Adam, He set up the boundaries of the peoples after the number of the sons of the Elohim;Yahweh own portion was Jacob, His hereditary share was Israel.”

 

Yahweh:

Absolute king and alien-god of the Jews. He is the protagonist of the Old Testament which describes him as a warrior-god. In fact war is the only thing he deals with at least according to the biblical stories. Yahweh will lead the Jews out of Egypt first, and then during the Exodus, into the fierce occupation wars they waged against the neighboring “nations”.
The subsequent monotheistic theological elaborations transformed Yahweh first into the only one and universal God  and subsequently arbitrarily identified him with the God-Father of Christian doctrine.

Exodus 15:3: Yahweh is a man of war Yahweh is his name

 

 

Exodus 15:3 – interlinear biblehub.com

 

Regarding Exodus 15:3, we cannot fail to note that the original Hebrew text uses, in reference to Yahweh, (which according to theology should be nothing less than God) the Hebrew term ish (אִישׁ) which means “man”: Yahweh is a man of war”.

The Hebrew text literally say that Yahweh was a man, a warrior. This confirms what we think here at eXtraHumans, that Yahweh and in general all the Elohim are not described by the Bible as spiritual, abstract and indefinite divine entities, but rather as beings in flesh and blood even if much more evolved and advanced of men.

 

Milkom: 

Milkom was the alien-god king of the of the Ammonites, one of the major tribes who at the time lived in the area of present-day Palestine. Confused since the earliest traditions of the Bible with Moloch, he most likely ruled in tandem with the goddess Astarte.

The Bible tells among the other things that the Israeli king Solomon had some degree of relation with him, presumably of a strategic-military nature.

1 Kings 11:5 : By following Astarte, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites

 

 

the gods of the Bible are many and they are aliens.

1 Kings 11:5 – interlinear biblehub.com

 

Chemosh

Chemosh was the alien god of the Moabites. The name probably meant “destroyer” or “ruler”. Like many of the other alien divine kings he was honored with human sacrifices. 
According to the Bible, the Moabite king Mesha offered him his son as a burnt offering when his city, Qir-Hareset, was besieged by the allied armies of the king of Israel, Jehoram, and the king of Judah, Jehoshaphat.

Numbers 21: 29: Woe to you, O Moab! You are ruined, O people of Chemosh! He let his sons become fugitives and his daughters be taken captive by the Amorite king Sihon.” 

 

8. From polytheism to monotheism

The initially polytheistic stories contained in the ancient tales of Jewish origins (the Bible) were rewritten from a certain point on in a monotheistic version. Also, it was decided to transform Yahweh into the only existing universal God.

According to the Documentary Hypothesis developed originally in the 1870s,(and also according to many Bible scholars) it is very possible that different authors (the Jahwist, Elohist, Deuteronomist, etc) were responsible for editing the biblical stories from the original polytheistic accounts into monotheistic ones. 

Inconsistencies that arise in the texts between monotheism and polytheism confirm this hypothesis. 

The Bible underwent a radical rewriting process in which the gods of the earliest periods as the national gods of monolatrism either disappeared or were passed off for fictitious figures invented by the ancients, while they were instead very much real exactly as Yahweh was.

Major pushes in that sense happened during the 7th to 6th century BC during the Kingdom of Judah and during the Babylonian captivity, and once again in terms monotheistic re-adaptations with the emergence of Rabbinism in the 2nd century CE.

 

the gods of the Bible are many and they are aliens.

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The real paradigm shift however occurred after the Babylonians’ conquest of Judah and arson of the Temple in 587 B.C; the catastrophe of war and the subsequent exile to Babylon of the most important Judahite families inevitably casted shades on the faith they had put in Yahweh.

The question was: how explain what happened?

The Israelites elaborated on the classical idea of the divine wrath that can unleash a national catastrophe and reached the conclusion that Yahweh in his wrath let the Babylonians destroy Judah and Jerusalem.
The idea that Yahweh had pulled the Babylonians’ strings to punish the Israelites automatically led to the belief that he was the universal deity who ruled over all of creation.

Already the Old Testament book of Isaiah, composed during or immediately after the exile, contains this idea.

In the centuries that followed, the various editions of the Bible refined and strengthened this monotheistic narrative, creating the basis for a universal religion that could continue to exist even without being linked to a specific territory or people.

Thus was born Judaism and, ultimately, also all the other major monotheistic religions were as well.

From a situation where multiple powerful beings dominated Earth and humans, the narrative has been thus hidden and reshaped by creating an almighty entity. How can humans learn of our true past and origins if ancient texts have been corrupted?

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                            …to be continued

 

 

What you can expect from the next section

We will analyze the statements of important rabbis who have been asked about God. If the Bible is about God, they should know; Later we will read some statements from important clergymen who have been asked about extraterrestrials.

 

We believe in the Lord who brought us out of Egypt and gave us the Torah, events of which we have witnessed. But instead be careful not to say that we believe in the Lord who created the world. Because although all of us, at least the Jews, are convinced of this fact, nobody has witnessed it.” – Yehuda Ha-Levi, first century AD.

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