maggio 16th, 2012
In the ancient land corresponding to the current Lebanon and Syria, before the onset of the Jews in Palestine, had developed a civilization known as the “Ugaritic culture”, named after the city of Ugarit,21 its most important urban centre, corresponding to the current Ras Shamra, located on the Mediterranean Sea.
On some of them, addressed to travellers who were about to go south, one reads: “May Yahweh of temàn and his Asheràh accompany you”.
In these apparently banal writing there are, in fact, two amazing keys.
First, the Ugaritic culture knew Yahweh as the “lord of temàn”, the Semitic term for South, and it is known that Israel and the Sinai are located south to Lebanon and Syria. So, travellers southward were entrusted to the protection of the Elohìms ruling over those territories. But it also says that the Elohìm called Yahweh had an Asherah, that means a “partner”. A description that perfectly matches with the figure of the ANUNNAKI, who had shared the territories of competence, on which they ruled with their wives.
In addition, the name Yahweh is attested in the territory of southern Palestine (Sinai and Negev) since III and II millennium BC, in the forms Ya, Yaw, Yahu, Yah: it therefore was a ruler (god) locally known and adored. To this period (long before Moses and the Jews’ Exodus…) belong several inscriptions with the tetragrammaton of Yahweh (YHWH) and with the writing Yaw-rad which means “descent”. Yet, Yeh-red is the name of a patriarch born “in the days when there was the descent”…
From “The book that will forever change our ideas about the Bible”, you can find it HERE.
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