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Comment by Aad on March 16th, 2010 at 9:17 am

Now the man knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, and she said, “I have acquired a man with the L-rd.”

The first use of the Name in speech by Eve.
Do not think this is an anachronism; but significant, anyway from theological point of view.

Comment by Colin Oakes on March 25th, 2011 at 11:17 am

Section 4 of this article — “Relationship to Other Deities” — identifies Solomon as the first king of Israel: “Solomon, anointed by the Yahwist prophet Samuel as Israel’s first king …”

Man, is this ever wrong.

SAUL was anointed by Samuel as Israel’s first king. Solomon was David’s son and is traditionally reckoned the third king of Israel.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on October 19th, 2011 at 10:41 am

Thank you for your comment, Colin. You are quite correct that the statement was inaccurate. In fact, it was referring to Saul, the first king of Israel. The text has been revised.

Comment by Tracy on July 7th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

“Finally we should mention the theory first propounded by Sigmund Freud that Moses brought the “one God” idea with him from Egypt, having learned it from the Egyptian king Akhenaton, who attempted to make Egypt into a monotheistic society centering on the sun god. However, there is no evidence connecting Aten to the name Yahweh.”

Actually the reason why Ahkenaton changed Egyption religion to worshipping one god is because of his connection to Joseph who was a son of Abraham, who taught him about El. He was sold into slavery by his brothers in the 1400th century around the time Ahkenaton was Pharoah. Josephs influence on Egypt and Ahkenaton is what changed his mind about who was the true Creator God. In that time a Pharoah had a dream which Joseph was able to interpret and helped the Pharaoh stave off a famine by storing vast amounts of grain against the day and he gained favor in the Pharaohs house and so I imagine did the God of Joseph.

Comment by Tracy on July 7th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

This is the beginning of the time when, because of a famine, the tribe of Abraham moved to Egypt. Joseph was a trusted official in the house of the Pharoah. I would say he became an advisor. The Pharoah was converted to monothiesm by the trust that Joseph put in his God and how trustworthy he seemed to be by the interpretation of a dream and subsequent circumstances that proved it to be true. he had gotten a sign from God and an interpreter from God so I imagine he felt chosen by God.. In conclusion I see no other Pharoah then either his father or Ahkenaton that could be the Pharoah at the time of Joseph. I might also add that after ahkenaton died and all of his works were chiseled away, then was the beginning of the descent of the jews into slavery.

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