Henotheism

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There is a theory, that’s hard to disprove that henotheism, rather than monotheism, is the original Judaism theme.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henotheism

Show me bible verses that say there is one God clearly and unambiguously.

I know there are several, but not as easy as you would think. Actually, show me such verse in the early Bible (Torah), for example, or sometimes before Babylonian exile.

One famous verse is the Shema Yisrael. Listen Israel, Yah is our god, Yah is one. The verse is ambiguous. It doesn’t say that Yah is the only god around. It only says that Israel’s god is Yah.

The moabites also legitimately worship Chemosh their god. Such view is called henotheism. In fact, I wonder if Jewish language even has a word for “God”.

In Indonesia, we have the word “Tuhan” and “Allah”. The word Tuhan is made in 18th century by some missionary by adding the letter h to the word “tuan“. Tuan means lord in English.

Other verses clearly state there are many gods. Deuteronomy 32:8 is one such debated verses. In english we have “Lord” which, is like Indonesian’s tuan.

We have “god” which usually means normal “gods” like Zeus, Brahma, Indra, and stuff. The English just capitalize the g in God to create a new word and add “the” before lord to create a new phrase.

The word “Allah” comes from arabic, which simply means “the god”. So no actual specific word to describe the “one supreme god”.

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