As of 9-19-2014 – This page is being completely re-written to focus more on the Deuteronomy. All content on Exodus has been moved to chapter 3. I may be also shuffling chapters around so the plagues of Egypt chapter comes after Chapter 3 on Exodus. I will also be adding “Yahweh: The Rock Of Israel as another chapter along with another addressing the Book of Enoch. ..
Chapter 1: Wisdom In The Question
Chapter 2: God Of The Moon Mountain
Chapter 3: Exodus & The Voice Of God
Chapter 4: The Deuteronomy
Chapter 5: Plagues Of Egypt And The Nile Delta
Chapter 6: The Psalms
Chapter 7: Fire, Torment, And Human Sacrifice
— Chapter 4 —
So giving what has been discussed in chapter 3, I will address some further evidence below in dealing with the Deuteronomy and Psalms as prime material and examples to which further support the hypothesis presented by Freud. Here we find that verses such as Deuteronomy 4:11 are very compelling if not telling in their descriptions of the GOD in question and what this deity is being associated with. The Psalms even goes as far as to describe the event and object in itself as Yahweh himself. Hence we have both the interesting description of GOD not only in control or behind what is being described, but as what is being described. This is unusual since most cases deities only deal with the idea of them controlling a phenomenon rather than being both the phenomenon and object of worship. This will become more clear when comparing Deuteronomy, Exodus, Psalms, or even Daniel 7. Thus in a brief look at the descriptions, we find in the Deuteronomy and Exodus, I have examined the possible and likely volcanic link in dealing with the Thera Eruption. Now the Deuteronomy was not written in the same time period as Exodus, but it’s likely either referring back to it or describing more recent events and activity in comparison. Though the latter is most likely, And whatever that case may be, it’s very consistent in the description of natural Volcanic phenomenon :
9 But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children— 10 how you once stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when the Lord said to me, “Assemble the people for me, and I will let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me as long as they live on the earth, and may teach their children so”; 11 you approached and stood at the foot of the mountain while the mountain was blazing up to the very heavens, shrouded in dark clouds. 12 Then the Lord spoke to you out of the fire. You heard the sound of words but saw no form; there was only a voice.
And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. (see also Exodus 9:17)
23 So be careful not to forget the covenant that the Lord your God made with you, and not to make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything that the Lord your God has forbidden you. 24 For the Lord your God is a devouring fire, a jealous God.”
The LORD spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain.
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree
The Deuteronomy also further references Egypt to which indicates that they are inferring to and referencing back to the turmoil in Egypt and their Exodus likely caused by the Thera Eruption:
19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. 20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him apeople of inheritance, as ye are this day.
33 Have any people ever heard the voice of a god speaking out of a fire, as you have heard, and lived? 34 Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by terrifying displays of power, as the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes? 35 To you it was shown so that you would acknowledge that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him. 36 From heaven he made you hear his voice to discipline you. On earth, he showed you his great fire, while you heard his words coming out of the fire.
And we can see, the Deuteronomy’s narrative is pretty explicit in its description, and does indeed reference back to Egypt and the descriptions we find in Exodus as the very traumatizing plagues of Egypt. In chapter 5 I will be addressing and discussing the plagues in which struck deep into the fears and psyche of the Mesopotamian cultures.
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