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That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Isaiah 45:6-7.

YHWH. He is an outsider, a foreign god-no, a foreign entity who appeared out of nowhere alongside El and Asherah, who claimed he was a "dear friend and brother", before raising up the heavenly hierarchy and became one of the top-tier gods. I supposed it doesn't matter now. He has practically abandoned our pantheon in all but name, especially seeing that he's now the God of the Jews, Lord of Israel, and Mr. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me".
Hadad.

Yahweh, or YHWH, is the national god of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, with origins reaching at least to the early Iron Age and apparently to the Late Bronze Age. He is, in fact, one of the avatars of God that He created after finishing Creation as to not destroyed with his overwhelming power.

Overview

In the beginning was Wrath, and Wrath was made flesh and began to punish the sinners of the earth. Wrath was with God, Wrath was God. Since the dawn of mankind, the wrath of heaven has been manifesting itself on Earth through Yahweh, sending the Great Flood, punishing the sinners of Sodom and Gomorrah, sending Ten Great Plagues on Egypt, stopping the Sun so that Joshua's army could destroy Israel's enemies. He is a storm-and-warrior deity who leads the heavenly army against Israel's enemies; at that time the Israelites worshipped him alongside a variety of Canaanite gods and goddesses, including El and Asherah.

For millennia, the wrath and rage of Yahweh has been manifested upon mankind. However, the Wrath of God lost His power and authority on Earth when the Son of God died on a cross on the hill of Jerusalem, bringing forgiveness and redemption to human beings, causing the wrath of God to be extinguished and replaced by a parental love.

From the 9th into the 6th centuries BCE the Yahwistic religion separated itself from its Canaanite heritage as Yahweh became the main god of the Kingdom of Israel and of Judah, and over time the royal court and Temple in Jerusalem promoted Yahweh as the god of the entire cosmos, possessing all the positive qualities previously attributed to the other gods and goddesses. By the end of the Babylonian captivity, the very existence of foreign gods was denied, and Yahweh was proclaimed as the creator of the cosmos and the one true God of all the world.

Yahweh is the God of Israel, worshiped as the One True Creator of all existence. Yahweh is more than just another one of the thousands of names of God scattered throughout creation. He Is The Name of God. This is the Personal Name that Creator God chose to be referred to by His chosen people, the descendants of Israel, formerly known as Jacob. The four letters of the Creator's Name are Yud Heh Vah Heh (or YHVH), which has several possible meanings, one of them being: "He Who Was, He Who Will Be and He Who Is".

The meaning of this Name reveals the eternity of the Creator, having no beginning or end. A Being whose existence does not depend on anything or anyone, He simply Is. Yahweh is the personification of God's name and His eternity, he is the personification and manifestation of His power, glory and authority over all things. He is the Supreme Jewish God, the One, Absolute, Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, knower of all mysteries and the one who opens all doors.

The Sefirot related to Yahweh on the Tree of Life is Keter, the first emanation of the One. Keter is invisible, unspeakable and unknowable, existing beyond all else, in contrast to Malkuth, where is Shekhinah, the lesser female power and consort of Yahweh, the male bestowing spirit. Yahweh inhabits Keter, an Ineffable Heaven which no words can describe. The Name Yahweh is so important that Orthodox Jews dare not say His Name aloud, changing the word YHVH for ADONAI, and Yahweh for Adonai, which means “My Lords” or “Lord of Lords”; or ELOHIM, which literally means “Gods” and “Goddesses”.

In spite of all the greatness of Yahweh, many interpret the God of the Old Testament as a tyrant, petty, arrogant and sociopathic, with the Gnostics claiming that there is no resemblance whatsoever between the Jewish God and the Father of Jesus Christ, who is a God of love, compassion and forgiveness. One of the reasons for this is the fact that Yahweh was a God full of wrath and fury, always causing great disasters to his creations, such as sending the Great Flood that resulted in the death of billions of people around the world, including the billions of animals that died, putting an end to many species.

Another example would be during the event of Sodom and Gomorrah, which was destroyed in a fiery Apocalypse, all this because one man could not date another man. There is also the event of the Ten Plagues of Egypt, where thousands of children had their lives severely taken overnight, leaving many mothers without children. Often also Yahweh is represented as a Dragon, being described as a consuming and devouring fire, a jealous and arrogant God who said "I am God and there is none other than me", ignoring the powers above Him and where He came from, describing himself as a jealous and vengeful God, seeing Israel as his wife, being described as a jealous husband.

Due to his arrogance and tyranny, Yahweh came to be considered the same person as Yaldabaoth by the Gnoscists. Another famous example of Yahweh's tyranny was when an Arbiter went towards Heaven to present himself to the Almighty, and the Lord showed the Accuser his servant Job and making a bet with him, allowing the Accuser to take everything from Job, his family, his friends, his health and dignity, all to prove that He was right and that Job would not curse his name.

Appearance

Yahweh is said to look similar to God's old fatherly persona with a white beard and cloak though has taken a younger form before. In ancient times, the physical form that was assumed by Yahweh was that of a giant reddish dragon, over 30 meters tall, with a long neck and magma-like scales. His teeth were sharp, his eyes were like glowing fireballs and from his mouth came a heat and burning flames that consumed everything around him, capable of melting even steel and boiling water, such an appearance was so frightening that even Moses was afraid to approach Him due to his frightening form.

In his human form, Yahweh manifested himself as a man of war, a legitimate God-warrior of the storm and the desert, defender of his people and annihilator of his enemies. In his human form, the Lord manifests himself as a tall man, about 1.95 meters tall, with a short greasy beard, with long brown hair. His skin was dark, and his body was beauteous and attractive, his physique was muscular, burly, with muscles that looked like they were made of pure steel, with veins on his arms that looked like they were graphene fibers they were so tough, gaining the attention of even goddesses of love and beauty such as Asherah, Anat, Astarte, and Inanna. The God of Israel wore a mighty armor made of gold, which covered most of his body, with the exception of his head. When in battle, Yahweh manifested fourteen wings on his back, white wings with golden tips, representing God's perfect number.

In Keter or in Heaven, Yahweh manifests as an uncountable amount of bald golden heads with white, glowing eyes. When God manifests himself to punish sinners, Yahweh manifests himself as a huge creature with a serpent-like body from the waist down, with from the waist up He is a creature with various types of heads of various animals, looking more like a Beast of Apocalypse than a Monotheistic God. In this form, the God's appearance is entirely dark with purple accents, giving him a dark appearance, as if a God of Darkness rather than a God of Light. This was the way Yahweh used to send the Flood, with the Prediluvian inhabitants getting a glimpse of what it looked like, filled with fear and terror, feeling the wrath of God upon them. This Eldritch form is why Moses was forbidden to see the face of God, for Yawheh's form was so terrifying that looking at it, any ordinary human would be horrified with fear and would die.

As the personification of the perfect, unique and personal name of the Creator God, Yahweh is an almighty entity that exists beyond concepts such as the duality between Good and Evil, Light and Darkness, Creation and Destruction, Order and Chaos, with his true form not being able to be defined or described in any way, although Moses has described his true form as an omnipresent light that encompasses all of Existence, while Asherah mentions that Yahweh's true form is more like a gigantic black hole that destroys everything, that is, the void of non-existence. Yahweh is ineffable, incomprehensible, invisible and all-encompassing.

Personality

Being the one of the avatars of God and personally came from him, he acts just likes his original "self". He is a firm benevolent, strict, yet just in his dominion over Israel. He instructs the angels and God's prophets in a parable way, but with a clear and direct words. According to his prophets and angels, God is always been righteous, merciful, and compassion towards his peers. Yet he will not hesitate to punish those who deliberately go against his will and commandments. Yahweh possess a strong sense of justice by punishing rebellious and sinful humans (in a reasonable yet merciful and righteous way), fair in giving judgements, and wise in giving advise on his faithful servants and worshippers.

Unlike the other avatars of God, such as Elohim and El Shaddai, Yahweh is the Creator's avatar who most interferes with creation, alongside his consort Shekhinah. However, after thousands of years contemplating the misfortune caused by Lucifer, Satan, Samael and mainly by humanity and demons, Yahweh feels disappointed with Creation, being mainly apathetic to some events that occur in it, perhaps this is the reason why He is manifesting much less these days than he was in former times. In addition, Yahweh also proved to be a tyrannical and vengeful God, as well as very jealous, having annihilated the Earth in an Armageddon of water with the Great Flood, which resulted in the death of billions of people, having also sent the Ten Plagues of Egypt, which resulted in the death of thousands of Egyptians and even Hebrews.

Despite this, Yahweh is still a loving and benevolent God, as shown when upon hearing the cry of the people of Israel, He sent Moses to free the Israelites, and even initially tried to dialogue with Pharaoh through Moses, asking him to free His people, something the Pharaoh refused. Yahweh's benevolence is also shown when He remained for forty years protecting and caring for the people of Israel, despite all the murmurings and complaints, even though the Lord gave them everything they needed. Yahweh showed great love for Israel, comparing the people to a woman, a wife, and him being the husband who loves his wife very much and is jealous of it. Yahweh through Balam even goes so far as to say that Israel is different from other cities, having been separated from other nations.

Abrahamic religions described Yahweh as a being of infinite and unconditional love, with his followers considering him the greatest source of love and justice. This is true to a certain extent, however, Yahweh loves humanity to a certain extent, and that love only diminished from the atrocities committed during the Middle Ages. However, he still rejoices when he sees loving hearts and kind people who care about doing what is right even in the slightest, He rejoices with faithful people and defenders of the truth.

Power and Abilities

Yahweh is an entity of extraordinary power, having performed countless miracles and feats during the Old Testament, such as opening the Red Sea, sending a universal Flood, making fire rain from the sky, stopping the movement of the Sun, Moon and Earth, among many others that they are considered too insane for even some minor deities. It is said that during the Ten Great Plagues of Egypt, Yahweh single-handedly challenged all the Egyptian gods to prevent them from interfering with Moses' mission to deliver the people of Israel, with the battle ending with the God of Hosts destroying the entire Egyptian pantheon, humiliating each deity without an ounce of effort.

However, the power of Yahweh is far greater than any god or primordial ever thought, for Yahweh being the personification of the unutterable name of God, which reveals the eternity of the Creator, the God of Israel has an unlimited arsenal of powers and authority over Creation, being the direct Avatar of the Great Will of the Universe, because its power emanates from none other than Yesh, the source of everything and all. He is the inhabitant of Keter, the most basic and primordial state of the universe, where all existence is found in an infinitely small and dimensionless singularity, an Ineffable Heaven that no words can describe, with the name of God related to Keter being the "Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh", which means "I Will Be What I Will Be", which were the first words spoken by the Creator after giving life to the cosmos, not using words in any language, but a language that only He knows, with ineffable words.

History

Yahweh, like the other avatars of God, was created when a stray shot by Khaos hit God and blasted a piece of him. Instead of rebuilding and regaining all fallen pieces, he decided to transform most of them into beings apart of his will and soul but with minds of their own as to not destroy Creation with his power. While many of these avatars did their missions after their conception, Yahweh stayed in stasis until the Earth was created and the pantheons of old started to gain power.

Afterwards, he finally left Heaven and went towards the inner atmosphere of Earth. There he saw many pantheons being worshipped and finally decided to join a pantheon of pagan gods. While taking some time, He finally met up with the Canaanite Pantheon while he started to banter, bargain and negotiate until he finally able to join, becoming the god of storms, wars, warriors and the Heavens. During the time when humanity began to corrupt itself due to the corruption of the fallen angels and Ayin, this ended up arousing the wrath of Yahweh who, in anger, decided to cleanse the Earth with a Great Flood.

During the Bronze Age, in the 14th century BC the Hebrews called upon the God of Abraham to save them from captivity in Egypt, God then sent Yahweh to appear to the prophet Moses. Yahweh appeared to Moses and gave him a very powerful staff with which he would bring the Hebrews out of Egypt. After performing the 10 Plagues of Egypt, Moses and hebrews was trapped in the Red Sea when Yahweh said to him: "Why do you cry to me? Tell the children of Israel to march. And you, lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand upon the sea, and split it, that the children of Israel may pass through the middle of the sea dry." Moses then parted the Red Sea in half, and all the people of Israel crossed while the Shekhinah protected the Hebrews from the Egyptians like a pillar of fire. After crossing, the Pillar of Fire withdrew and the Egyptians were swallowed by the waters of the abyss.

After this event, the Jewish faith was founded, and Yahweh began to be worshiped as the God of Israel. However, after the Lamb of Judah died on the cross of Calvary, receiving all divine wrath and fury upon his body, being punished for the sins of humanity, Yahweh lost his divine authority over humanity, for the Lord's wrath had been replaced by God's forgiveness and love. After that, the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit became the main Monotheistic God on Earth. Rumors say that aimlessly, Yahweh decided to create his own new religion, Islam, where he became known as Allah. However, nothing is confirmed.

Myth and Legends

The current Monotheistic God of Judaism, worshiped as the One and True God of all Creation. Yahweh is considered the Father of Jesus Christ and the First Member of the Most Holy Trinity, alongside God the Son and the Holy Spirit. Its origins are unknown, but its cults are believed to have started in 1,550 BCE during the Bronze Age, extending to the present day. The name Yahweh is so important to Orthodox Jews that even pronouncing it is forbidden, with the name YHVH being changed to ADONAI, which means "My Lords".
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Yahweh's origins are unknown, and it is not known exactly when the Israelite God began to be worshipped. Before the religion of God of the Covenant ascended to a monotheistic religion after the Hebrew captivity in Babylon in approximately 500 BCE, Yahweh was worshiped as just another of the Canaanite gods children of El Elyon and his wife Asherah. Over time, as the Israelis expanded their horizons, they began to worship Yahweh as the same deity as El, being considered the husband of the goddess Asherah instead of her son.

However, although the Hebrews recognized Yahweh as the Creator God and the Almighty, the religion of the God of Israel was henotheistic, that is, despite having one God above all, they still considered that there were other gods like Asherah and Baal, and the worship of the heathen gods persisted for centuries, until finally the cults of both gods were abandoned after the captivity of the children of Israel in Babylon. After this event, the religion of Yahweh finally evolved into Monotheism, with the Israelite God being worshiped as the One True God, creator of the universe, the heavens, the earth, the sea and the human being. In addition, various titles of deities such as Asherah and Baal were passed on to Yahweh or to his female aspect, Shekhinah.

Speaking the name of Yahweh in public became regarded as taboo. Jews began to substitute the divine name with the word adonai, meaning "Lord", and after the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE the original pronunciation was forgotten. Outside Judaism, Yahweh was frequently invoked in Greco-Roman magical texts.

Quotes

Moses! Moses! Take the sandal off your feet. Because where you are is holy ground. I am the God of your fathers, and Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I Am that I Am. The Creator of Heavens and Earth.
Yahweh to Moses.
Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and in thick rising smoke: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue is as a devouring fire: and his breath is as an overflowing stream, that reacheth even unto the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and a bridle that causeth to err shall be in the jaws of the peoples.
Isaiah 30:27-28.
Tell Pharaoh that I, Yahweh, ask him to free my people, and if I am not obeyed, the Egyptians will suffer. If he refuses to free my people, I will send fire from heaven, make frogs invade Egypt, make the Nile turn to blood, and strike Pharaoh's firstborn. I will send the swarm, I will send the horde. I will send my scourge upon Egypt, I will send my sword. Thus said the Lord.
Yawheh to Moses.
I am who I am, for I am the lord of the Heavens, lord of warriors and storms. I am Yahweh.
Yahweh when first meeting with the Canaanite Pantheon.
Yahweh, he isn't like most avatars of God. He is a leader, a warrior, a King of Steel and the God of the Sword. Even in his more peaceful and relaxed state, he's always armed in preparation for a surprise attack.
Anat talking about Yahweh.
Since you refuse to free my people. All through the land of Egypt. I send a pestilence and plague. Into your house, into your bed. Into your streams, into your streets. Into your drink, into your bread. Upon your cattle, on your sheep. Upon your oxen in your field. Into your dreams, into your sleep. Until you break, until you yield. I send the swarm, I send the horde. Thus saith the Lord.
Yahweh through Moses to Pharaoh Ramesses.
Listen alright? Any bigoted law you see in the Bible was written at an ignorant period of time when Yahweh was drunk. My guy doesn't actually hate gay people okay? He was just very insecure.
Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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Trivia

  • He is sometimes identified as Zeus, Greek God of Thunder, or Dionysus, Greek God of Alcohol.
  • There is a rumor that when the news came out that Mary of Nazareth was pregnant with the "Son of God", Asherah angrily tried to attack Yahweh believing that the Israelite God had betrayed her.
  • Yahweh is often equated with God. However, this is not the best description, as he is only one avatar of the Great Universal Will.
  • Virgo, as she is very old, already tried to pronounce the name YHWH in ancient Hebrew, the result was leveling an entire city.
  • As a creator-God and an avatar of Yahweh, He is beloved by nearly every humanoid in the planet. It usually takes one to be on the receiving end of His special attentions one way or the other to realize that something is very off about His.
  • It's implied YHWH used to be a truly benevolent father God, but the realization that simply making life perfect for His children wouldn't make them truly happy (or grateful) is what made Him create "The YHWH' Matrix".
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