The Ras Shamra Tablets In Ancient Egypt

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The Israelites began with Abraham who believed in the worship of just one god leaves his home in the city of Ur and travels to Canaan in order to create a nation that worships one god. The ancestors of Abraham because of a famine in Canaan move to Egypt and eventually begin to worship the gods and goddesses of Egypt such as Hathor, Isis, Seth, and Ra along with others.

Moses, who born an Israelite then abandoned while an infant then rescued and raised as Egyptian royalty, leaves Egypt and moves to Midian, now is northwest part of the Saudi Arabian Peninsula bordering the Levant. While watching a head of his father-in-laws livestock on Mt. Horeb, Moses comes upon burning bush that talks to him and commands Moses to go back to Egypt to lead
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Along with additional archaeological excavations during the early part of 1900AD, discovering religious artifacts proving the worship of the Canaanite Pantheon in areas such as Palestine, northeaster Egypt, western Arabia, Cyprus, Moab, Ammon, Edom, Phoenicia, Philistine, Sizu, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. These excavation sites identified many places of worship, temples, smaller shrines and open-air sanctuaries such as temples discovered in the ancient cities of Ugarit, Beth-shan, Ai, Lachish and Megiddo. Found at the excavation sited at Megiddo and Tell-en-Nasbeh and Zorah in southern Israel, open-air structures along with religious altars. Artifacts found at these sites include libation bowls, pottery incense stands and steles representing the many deities along with other artifacts relating to pagan …show more content…
Baal, another prominent deity is the storm and fertility god along with his sister and consort, Anat the goddess of love, sensuality and war. Dagan is the god of grain and worshipped in the Euphrates Valley from earlier times. Yamm as the god of the sea and rivers and regarded as one of Baal's major adversaries. Mot whose name means death is the god of the underworld. Resheph is the god of pestilence and plague, is responsible for the demise of Kirta's family and seen in many cultic texts as one who receives sacrifices along with offerings. Kothar god of trades or craftsman was very popular and regarded as the divine craftsman. Divided into three specific groups the Primary Gods, the Chaos and Death Gods followed by the Demigods and Heroes. A great number of deities were worshipped by the followers of the Canaanite religion of which this represents only a partial

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