Bronze Age vs Classical Age Bible

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Eric Robledo M4 YHWH’s Evolution from the Bronze to the Classical Age YHWH as depicted in the Bronze Age was a war-like god. In the passage Psalm 18 the Hebrews thought YHWH was there to protect them from their enemies, “The lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”. “He trains my hands for battle’ my arms can bend a bow of bronze.” Not only does he protect the Hebrews, he also trains them for battle. At this time it is implied that the Hebrews had some or many enemies and fought many battles. YHWH in Exodus 15 is depicted as a protector of his followers and a destroyer of followers of other gods. “When the Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen went into the sea, the LORD brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.” YHWH also set rules for his people: “If you listen carefully to the voice of your LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all is decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD who heals you”. The Hebrews believed they must follow the rules set by their god, or they will be punished as their enemies have been. In Deuteronomy 20, rules are set for priests to address the Hebrew army. “Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” Rules are set for attacking a city: “If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you. If they refuse to make peace and engage you in battle, lay siege to that city.” In this passage, YHWH expects his people to take in slaves or enemy cities
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