Jewish God Yahweh Originated in Canaanite Vulcan, Says New Theory

The cult of YHWH as god of metallurgy originated among semi-nomadic copper smelters between the Bronze and Iron Age, suggests biblical scholar: And he was not worshipped only by Jews

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Archaeologists uncover remains of an Edomite copper production facility on the so-called Slaves' Hill in Timna. The dark stones that cover most of the site are slag left over from the smelting process
Archaeologists uncover remains of an Edomite copper production facility on the so-called Slaves' Hill in Timna. The dark stones that cover most of the site are slag left over from the smelting processCredit: Ariel David
Ariel David
Ariel David
Was Hathor's temple converted to a temple for Yahweh the metal god? At the Timna copper mineCredit: Ariel David
A view of the Timna valley in the Negev desertCredit: Ariel David
An 1890 illustration of the Tabernacle, with the presence of Yahweh signalled by a cloud of dark smoke.Credit: Holman Bible

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