Yahweh (volcano god)
An rendition of Yahweh as originally a volcano god of one of the c.1300 active volcanoes, e.g. Mount Bedr, of the Saudi Arabia peninsula. [4]
In religio-mythology, Yahweh, Jahve, Jehovah, or JHWH, period of worship: c.1200BC to present, the god of the J source of the Old Testament, as compared to the Elohim (or El), period of worship: c.2500BC to 700BC, a northern tribe god, the god of the E source, is a southern tribe god, originally an Arabian volcano god (Freud, 1939), note for being the conceptual belief system backbone of the author of the so-called "J source" of the Old Testament of the Bible.

The early term "JHWH" was first translated as Jahve or Yahweh; in 1200-1300AD, the term Jehovah began to be used; in 1600, in English, the term began to be rendered as "Lord".

In 1939, Sigmund Freud, in his Moses and Monotheism, asserted that in the Old Testament four main gods were in competition for reigning power of the newly being formed religion, namely: Ra the sun god of Heliopolis, Aten (or Adonai, as Freud renders it), the sun god of Akhenaten, which Freud translates as “Adonai”, El the Canaanite mountain god, and Yahweh (or Jahve, as Freud renders it), which he described as a volcano god. Freud describes Jahve as follows: [1]

“These modern historians, well represented by Eduard Meyer [1906] follow the Biblical text in one decisive point. They concur that the Jewish tribes, who later on become the people of Israel, at a certain time accepted a new religion. But this event did not take place in Egypt nor at the foot of a mount in the Sinai Peninsula, but in a place called Meribat-Qades, an oasis distinguished by its abundance of springs and wells in the country south of Palestine between the eastern end of the Sinai Peninsula and the western end of Arabia. There they took over the worship of a god Jahve, probably from the Arabic tribe of Midianites who lived near-by. Presumably other neighboring tribes were also followers of that god. Jahve was certainly a volcano god. As we know, however, Egypt has no volcanoes and the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula have never been volcanic; on the other hand, volcanoes which may have been active up to a late period are found along the western border of Arabia. One of these mountains must have been the Sinai -Horeb which was believed to be Jahve's abode.”

In 2003, Cambridge professor Colin Humphrey, likewise, argues that the holy mount, described in the Bible, where Moses spoke to a burning bush, was an active volcano, since it “shook and emitted fire and smoke (Exodus 19:18), which he believes was Mount Bedr in northwestern Saudi Arabia. (Ѻ)

Adon | Aten
In later years, the term Adon or Adonai became used as either an epithet of the “god Yahweh” and or as a euphemism to avoid invoking the deity’s proper name. [5]

The Hebrew term Adon, according to Sigmund Freud (1939) is a synonym of the Egyptian term Aton (or Aten), the monotheistic sun god Akhenaten.

The following are related quotes:

“And Yahweh, Elohim (Shining One), fashioned the Adam of the clay of the soil; and He blew in his nostril the breath of life, and the Adam turned into a living soul.”
— Anon (500BC), Genesis 2:7 (Ѻ); see: Clay creation myth

“The different names [Jahve and Elohim] [in the Bible] are a distinct sign of originally different gods.”
— Hugo Gressmann (1913), Moses and His Time [2]

1. Freud, Sigmund. (1937). The Man Moses and the Monotheistic Religion: Three Essays (Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion. Drei Abhandlungen). Imago; Moses and Monotheism (translator: Katherine Jones) (Arc) (txt) (volcano god, pg. 39). Knopf, 1939.
2. (a) Gressmann, Hugo. (1913). Moses and His Time (Mose und seine Zeit) (pg. 54). Gottingen: Publisher.
(b) Freud, Sigmund. (1937). The Man Moses and the Monotheistic Religion: Three Essays (Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion. Drei Abhandlungen). Imago; Moses and Monotheism (translator: Katherine Jones) (Arc) (txt) (Gressmann, pg. 47). Knopf, 1939.
3. Jordan, Michael. (1993). Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World (pg. 293). Facts on File, Inc.
4. Yahweh: a Volcano Mountain God of Fire and War (2012) – TheThinkingAtheist.com.
5. (a) Adon – Wikipedia.
(b) Adonai (section) – Wikipedia.

Further reading
● Anon. (2003). The Urantia Book (Yahweh, pg. 901). Uversa Press.

● Anon. (2010). “Was God a Volcano?” (Ѻ), Thunderf00t, May 26.
● Anon. (2012). “The Real Mount Sinai Found in Saudi Arabia” (Ѻ), Circumcise Your Heart, May 1.

External links
Yahweh – Wikipedia

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