It has often been wondered why the biblical God of the Hebrews led the people through trials and tribulations, floods and disaster when, from time to time, he appears to have performed with a quite contrary and merciful personality. The answer is that, although now seemingly embraced as the One God by the Jewish, Muslem, and Christian faiths, there was originally a distinct difference between the figures of Jehovah and "the Lord". They were, in fact, quite separate deities. The god referred to as Jehovah was traditionally a storm god - a god of wrath and vengeance - whereas the god referred to as "the Lord", was a god of fertility and wisdom.
The name given to the Lord in the early writings was Adon – the prevailing Semitic word for Lord. As for the apparent personal name of Jehovah, this was not used in the early days, and the Vulgate Bible explains that the God of Abraham was called El Shaddai, which relates to a Great One of the Mountain.
The identity of Jehovah (Yahweh) came from the an original Hebrew stem (YHVH) which, according to Exodus, meant 'I am that I am'. This was said to be a statement made by God, to Moses, on Mount Sinai hundreds of years after the mythical time of Abraham. Jehovah was, therefore, not a name at all, and early texts refer simply to El Shaddai, with his opposing counterpart being the Adon. To the Canaanites, these gods were respectively called El Elyon and Baal.
In modern Bibles, the definitions God and Lord are used and intermixed throughout, as if they were one and the same character - but originally they were not. One was a vengeful god (a people suppressor); the other was a social god (a people supporter), and they each had wives, sons and daughters.
The old writings tell us that, throughout the patriarchal era, the Israelites endeavoured to support Adon the Lord - but at every turn El Shaddai (the storm god Jehovah) retaliated with floods, tempests, famines and destruction. Even at the very last (around 600 BC), the Bible explains that Jerusalem was overthrown at Jehovah's bidding. Tens of thousands of Israelites were taken into Babylonian captivity simply because one of their previous kings had erected altars in veneration of Baal the Adon.
It was during the course of this captivity that the Israelites finally succumbed to the Jehovah god of wrath. They developed a new religion out of sheer fear of his retribution - and this was only 500 years before the time of Jesus. Subsequently, the Christians took Jehovah on board as well, calling him simply God, while the hitherto social concepts of the Adon were totally discarded. The two religions were henceforth both faiths of fear.
This leaves us knowing that, within an overall pantheon of gods and goddesses (many of whom are actually named in the Bible), there were two predominant and opposing deities. In different cultures the pair have been called: El Elyon and Baal, El Shaddai and Adon, Ahriman and Mazda, Jehovah and Lord, God and Father - but these styles are all titular; they are not personal names. So who precisely were they?
To find the answer we have to look no further than where these gods were operative, and old Canaanite texts (discovered in Syria in the 1920s) tell us that their courts were in the Tigris-Euphrates valley in Mesopotamia. We can trace the related Sumerian records back to about 3700 BC, and they relate that the gods in question were brothers. In Sumer, the storm-god (who eventually became known as Jehovah) was called Enlil or Ilu-kur-gal (meaning Ruler of the Mountain), and his brother (who became Adon the Lord) was called Enki, which means 'archetype'.
The texts inform us that it was Enlil who brought the Flood; it was Enlil who destroyed Ur and Babylon, and it was Enlil who constantly opposed the education and enlightenment of humankind. Indeed, Syrian texts tell us that it was Enlil who obliterated the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah on the Dead Sea - not because they were dens of wickedness, but because they were great centres of wisdom and learning.
It was the Lord Enki, on the other hand, who (despite the wrath of his brother) granted the Sumerians access to the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. It was Enki who set up the escape strategy during the Flood, and it was Enki who passed over the time honoured Tablets of Destiny - the tablets of scientific law which became the bedrock of the early mystery schools in Egypt.
Bible god Jehovia/Enlil is also known to them as Melek Ta'us to the Kurdish Yezidi (a division of Islam with Jewish origins).
The diety to whom child sacrifice was offered was Yahweh, the chief; and for normative Hebrew religion, the only-- god of the nation, honored in this connection as "the king." So repulsive was this abnormal practice, largely confined to the apostatizing reigns of Ahaz (II Kings xvi, 3) and Manasseh (II Kings xxi, 6), that the later Hebrews transformed the divine title associated with it into the artificial name Moloch, as though the sacrifices had indeed been offered to a foreign god.
The above is further evidence the god, christians and others worship is a false god and is not the creator of humanity.
According to Scholars: The name "Molech," later corrupted into "Moloch," is an intentional mispointing of "Melek," after the analogy of "bosheth" (comp. Hoffmann in Stade's "Zeitschrift," iii. 124). As to the rites which the worshipers of Molech performed, it has sometimes been inferred, from the phrase "pass through the fire to Molech," that children were made to pass between two lines of fire as a kind of consecration or februation; but it is clear that the children were killed and burned. The whole point of the offering consisted, therefore, in the fact that it was a human sacrifice. It is evident that both prophets regarded these human sacrifices as extraordinary offerings to YHVH.
Ezekiel says YHVH himself polluted the Israelites in their offerings by permitting them to sacrifice their first-born, so that through chastisement they might know that YHVH was YHVH. The fact, therefore, now generally accepted by critical scholars, is that in the last days of the kingdom human sacrifices were offered to YHVH as King or Counselor of the nation and that the Prophets knew of it and largly made excueses for it. In course of time the pointing of "Melek" was changed to "Molech" to still further stigmatize the rites.
he Hebrew letters &1502;&1500;&1498; (mlk) usually stands for melek 'king' but when vocalized as m&333;lek in Masoretic Hebrew text, they have been traditionally understood as a proper name (molokh) in the corresponding Greek renderings in the Septuagint translation, in Aquila, and in the Greek Targum. The form usually appears in the compound lmlk. The Hebrew preposition l- means 'to', but it can often mean 'for' or 'as a(n)'. Accordingly one can translate lmlk as "to Moloch" or "for Moloch" or "as a Moloch", or "to the Moloch" or "for the Moloch" or "as the Moloch", whatever a "Moloch" or "the Moloch" might be. We also once find hmlk 'the Moloch' standing by itself.
Because there is no difference between mlk 'king' and mlk 'moloch' in unpointed text, interpreters sometimes suggest molek should be understood where the Masoretic text is vocalized as melek and vice versa.
Moloch has been traditionally interpreted as the name of a god, possibly a god titled the king, but purposely misvocalized as Molek instead of Melek using the vowels of Hebrew bosheth 'shame'.
There you have it the true (pagan) idenity of biblegod/Jehovia/YHVH/Yahweh, the god of the Christians, Jews, and Muslems is Enlil/Moloch/Melek Ta'us (And Ahken in Egypt). And considering the twisted Evil nature of this god, it's not at all suprising the activitys and depravity of some of his followers. You also have the idenity of the REAL creator god of humanity, that being Enki (Ptah to the Egyptians). More to the point the creator god is Enki/Ptah and the creator goddess is Ninhursag (Sumerian) / Hathor (Egyptian)~(same goddess). These two are the TRUE creator God & Goddess of the human race. So from this we can see there are some good parts in the Bible, but one must be very selective in knowing which gods they are REALLY dealing with.
I linked these articles in case the Hebrew letters did not post on the board. They are kinda funny about that. Numbers may appear in the place of these letters.
Author: Magister Reverend Setnakt, Founder, and co-CEC, Siaion Temple Groups