Abraham's God Was Anu

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Before the desertification: 6000 BC



The Gulf Oasis would have been a shallow inland basin exposed from about 75,000 years ago until 6,000 BC, forming the southern tip of the Fertile Crescent, according to historical sea-level records.

And it would have been an ideal refuge from the harsh deserts surrounding it, with fresh water supplied by the Tigris, Euphrates, Karun and Wadi Baton Rivers, as well as by upwelling springs, Rose said. And during the last ice age when conditions were at their driest, this basin would've been at its largest.

And there's a hint of mythology here, too, Rose pointed out. "Nearly every civilization living in southern Mesopotamia has told some form of the flood myth. While the names might change, the content and structure are consistent from 2,500 B.C. to the Genesis account to the Qur'anic version," Rose said.

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There are so many revisions that it's even hard to create a summary. So all revisions will be bundled into a new thread addressing the origins of Abrahamism - actually a phrase like Yahudaism would probably be better as everything seems to be related.

Coming topics:
1) The Near East and creation myths: the flooding of the Persian Gulf
2) From Shem to Sargon - The rise of the king shepherds and God's speakers: the Amorites
3) Abraham - How the first of the Amorite/Yehudi Patriarchs united the Fertile Crescent
4) Jacob: the Amorite/Yehudi Patriarch who ruled Egypt.

Well that's all for now folks.
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One day, all this will be put together - history, geography, religion and all - in a school book. It will make fascinating reading and wish I would be around to read it. But thanks to you good people working away to make it possible.
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Who knows - not soon anyway - as long as social scientists dominate the academic discourse. But we're gonna make a start and work our way from the Persian Gulf to the holy mountain of the Amorites.
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Change of plans: we'll start with a new biography of Abraham - after all he's the founding father.
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Takeiteasynow wrote:Manfred wrote:
The Hebrew God was not, in fact we have an episode of a "Bull-God" in Exodus, which suggest a rejection that YHWH is such a deity.
Shortly after the theophoric names Abraham, Ishma'l/Ishmae-Hadad and Yah appear in Amorite Akkadian a new cult manifests itself in Shechem (also mentioned in Joshua). Inscriptions mention a 'Baal Berith' or 'Lord of the Covenant'. At the same time and place Ba'al is addressed as 'Lord of Heavens' and 'Lord God'.

DD/El/Il (God)
=> Hadad
=> Ba'al (Lord)
=> Ba'al Hadad (Lord God)
=> Ba'al Shamin (Lord of the Heavens)
=> Ba'al Berith (Lord of the Covenant)

The epic of Ba'al names Ba'al hadad as 'Rider of the Clouds', identical to a title used for Yahweh in Psalms 68:4. It looks like Ba'al Hadad and YHWH have many shared attributes of the nameless god(dd/El/Il) with one major difference: the Bull symbol. Perhaps it could be an artificial difference, added by the author of Exodus?
This is simply it. Baalshamin meaning 'Lord of Heaven(s)') with root 'Sham' referring to heaven. In Hebrew, sham (שָׁמַ) is derived from Akkadian/Amorite šamû meaning "sky". The name Baal Shamin/ Bʿls¹mn is attested in the southern Levant in Safaitic and Hismaic script so his worship ranged from Palmyra to the Sinai and Southern Jordan, probably even in the late classical period. As the Safaitic and Hismaic inscriptions follow very strict formulaic conventions mentions of Bʿls¹mn can only be part of a long and old religious tradition.

Knowing that the common theophoric name in the Nabataean realm is abdallah the phrase 'Lord of Heaven' can only be a honorary title for Allah. This helps us understanding the phrase al-Sham - it simply points to the land of Baal Shamin. So Allah is 'The Lord of Heaven', 'The Lord of Heaven and Earth', 'The Lord of the House', 'The One who separates night and day' and 'The One of the Holy Place'. It also implicates that the core of Islam was already functional long before the sixth century AD.
Abraham= H'ammu'rab(b)i, Historical Muhammad=Benjamin of Tiberias. Islam: Syncretic Israelite Yahwishm Deity: nameless, epithets Dsr, El Qutbay, ʼAlâhâ, Allāh. Ka'ba: Kutha => Samaria => Petra=> Makkah. Hijrah 622: Petra => Kerak

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