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3.3.3 Atheism: A History of God (Part 1)

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Uploaded on Jan 7, 2011

I explain how I learned from A History of God by Karen Armstrong that the evidence indicates that the Jewish concept of monotheism evolved from the syncretism of various polytheistic sources like Canaanite and Babylonian polytheism.

Books and Concepts:

A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam:
http://www.amazon.com/History-God-000...

Well-sourced Wikipedia articles describing the evolution of Jewish monotheism from polytheism:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monothei...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh#E...

Enuma Elish:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/En%C3%BB...
Library of Ashurbanipal:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_...
Canaanite Religion:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canaanit...
Did Jewish Slaves Build the Pyramids?:
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4191

Taanach Cult Stand:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh#D...
Israel Enters Recorded History in Egypt at 1200 BCE:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_...

Jeremiah's Monolatrist Polytheism:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_of...

Exodus Renaming by P verified in The Bible with Sources Revealed:
http://www.amazon.com/Sources-Reveale...

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All excerpts used in this video are either copyright-free or covered under "fair use" in Title 17 § 107 of the USC, including:

The Prince of Egypt:
http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Egypt-Va...

Vector Attributions:
A huge thanks to Snap2Objects for the many businessmen vectors I use:
http://www.snap2objects.com/freebies/
Iron Age Israel and Judah:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kin...
Cloaked Israelite Women:
http://all-silhouettes.com/super-girls/
Gods and Israelites of War:
http://all-silhouettes.com/fighting-p...
Tiamat:
http://all-silhouettes.com/vector-ori...
Asherah and Baal:
http://all-silhouettes.com/jumping-pe...
Israelites:
http://all-silhouettes.com/miscsilhou...
Sun:
http://greeengirl.deviantart.com/art/...
Clouds:
http://all-silhouettes.com/vector-clo...
Plants:
http://www.vecteezy.com/Flowers/127-1...
Babies:
http://browse.deviantart.com/resource...
Ares:
http://browse.deviantart.com/resource...
Deuteronomy Flourishes:
http://all-silhouettes.com/vector-flo...
Blood:
http://www.vecteezy.com/Spills-Splatt...
Paint Splatters:
http://www.vecteezy.com/Spills-Splatt...

Image Attributions:
Badlands:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...
Heaven:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...
Babylonian Tablet:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ven...
Babylonian Exile:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_h...
Baal Epic:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil...

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Music:
"Saladin" by Harry Gregson-Williams
"Saladin" remixed by Hybrid

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