This historical essay takes readers back to the Bronze Age, some 3,500 years ago, at a time when men of power were viewed as living gods. Using sociology, anthropology and etymology, it asks pertinent questions and dissects the biblical Covenant to explore an innovative and thought provoking interpretation that exposes this story like never before.
What if the Covenant had been made with an overlord in order to pacify the Valley of Siddim, an important trade corridor between Egypt and Mesopotamia? What if this overlord's memory had been celebrated and elevated to the rank of deity by Abraham's descendants? And what if this "deity", initially worshipped as a local god, would eventually become known as Yahweh?
NOTE: Although the topic is religion, this book is NOT about faith. It will appeal first and foremost to scholars and critical thinkers interested in the fields of history, anthropology, and philosophy.
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