Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan
This masterly book is the climax of over twenty-five years of study of the impact of Canaanite religion and mythology on ancient Israel and the Old Testament. It is John Day's magnum opus in which he sets forth all his main arguments and conclusions on the subject. The work considers in detail the relationship between Yahweh and the various gods and goddesses of Canaan, including the leading gods El and Baal, the great goddesses (Asherah, Astarte and Anat), astral deities (Sun, Moon and Lucifer), and underworld deities (Mot, Resheph, Molech and the Rephaim). Day assesses both what Yahwism assimilated from these deities and what it came to reject. More generally he discusses the impact of Canaanite polytheism on ancient Israel and how monotheism was eventually achieved.
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As a Pastor, i really find it interesting that wise people, wants to lay out the words and meaning and understanding of the Old Testament Time Religions. A language which they may just be able to talk and read slightly but has not grown up with in all the understanding of those languages. I read nowhere about the Elohim, the Creator God and the Covenant God. El's Meaning as Creator, Plural the Elohim God, the Covenant YHWH or Yod Hay Vav Hay God, who is all, " ONE GOD ".
All in There right time made known to the human race on earth.
Why does people who are so clever not seeing this as facts ? Are the wise ones who laid out all this great info, Hebrews, Arabs or Westerners, in making such mistakes in their teachings above. Then too, the Sumerians are a much older Group of Humans as Nation in the Middle East, in a much younger time frame then the Canaanites in Bible times.