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The Aspect Emperor, Inrithism, Fanimry, and the Schools posted 17 April 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThe Aspect Emperor, Inrithism, Fanimry, and the Schools by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Quote: "glaz":3bjymchz

yeah, the calf wasn't an Egyptian god, but i think it was derived (or maybe an alternative?) from Egyptian polytheism, as it is an image of an animal.
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The ancestors of the Jews historically were polytheistic before their time in Egypt, but this isn't really explicitly stated in the bible given it is centric to their history from a latter point, and their earlier roots are only hinted at allegorically. Polytheism was likely the de facto type of religion for the entire region. I believe the calf was actually to a Caananite god, the official stance from the bible's perspective was that the Jews, while in Egypt, slipped a little from their Covenant and fell back to their polytheistic roots or something. egypt corrupted them or something <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> Of course historically we have very little evidence of the jews actually being held in bondage in Egypt and the whole story is likely a corruption or allegory for other events over a much longer period. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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