by Tripp McCann
August 12, 2003

from Suite101 Website

Two Become One?

Beyond doubt all books of the Bible have been heavily edited, with these edits and alterations and omissions being more prevalent in the Torah (old testament) simply as a result of the influence of time (and many hands on the writings in that time interval, with each of these hands motivated by having subjective interpretations and beliefs of what their overall intent and meaning actually was.) Also, much was edited, restructured and removed from the Bible itself at the Counsel of Nicea and elsewhere. The restructuring of the faith also occurred in such bloody conflicts as Pope Innocent III's brutal thirty-five-year military assault against the albigens ("Pure Ones") known as the Albigensian Crusades.

The undeniable likelihood of editing done for a purpose is also inherent in examining the Jewish faith because the earliest Hebrew writings (which were rehashed many centuries later) were themselves only written between the 6th and the 1st centuries BC, so they were not likely to be that authentic in their telling of history from thousands of years before. Indeed, it is likely that when these very earliest books were first constituted in written form, their express purpose was to convey a history which upheld the principles of the Jewish faith - a faith that did not emerge until well into the ancestral story.

These editing and restructurings are known, historical facts but also are quite evident in the Bible itself:
For example, in the Old Testament neither the "Book of Jubilees" nor the "Book of Enoch" were included.

Also despite being reference in both the books of Joshua and Samuel, the Book of Jasher was nowhere included in the Old despite despite this clear importance to the Hebrew writers.

Two other works are also cited in the Bible. The Book of Numbers draws our attention to the "Book of The Wars of Jehovah". And in the Book of Isaiah we are directed towards the "Book of the Lord". What are these books? WHERE are these books? Despite other uncertainties the differentiation between "Jehovah" and "The Lord" is quite evident in their titles. This differentiation of titles is also seen in the previously posted Deuteronomy CH 32 in comparing verse 8 and 9.

8 - When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage, when he parceled out the descendants of Adam, He set up the boundaries of the peoples after the number of the sons of God;
9 - While the LORD'S own portion was Jacob, His hereditary share was Israel.

The reference to "Most High" in verse 8 makes an abrupt (and objectively undeniable) change of reference to "Lord" in verse 9, with this reference to "Lord" presumed to continue on in verse 12 with,

"The LORD alone was their leader, no strange god was with him".

Could this evident change in reference actually represent a change in reference to a whole separate, second being? Historical reference even across time indicates this is in fact the truth: there is more than one "divine controlling being" referenced in the Bible.

Beyond doubt the reference in Deuteronomy chapter 32, vs 8 to "Most High" is an epithet that plays off of one applied throughout the early patriarchy. Only from the time of Moses and the moment of the meeting on Mount Sinai and speaking to the burning bush was the being referred to as Jahovah or YHWH.


Jahovah (YHWH, Yahweh) is truly not a name at all and, in fact is taken from the mistaken translation "I am who I am" which was "Eya(h) escher eya(h)" The early reference during the patriarchal period to the being in the times of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was 'El Shaddai' or "Lofty Mountain". The correlation between "Most High" and "Lofty Mountain" should be obvious here.

In our modern Bibles, the definitions 'God' and 'Lord' are used and intermixed throughout, as if they were one and the same character, but originally they were not. One was a vengeful god , and the other was a social god, and they each had wives, sons and daughters. So, what was the name given to the Lord in the early writings? It was, quite simply, the prevailing Hebrew word for 'Lord', and the word was 'Adon' or 'Adonai'.

To define who these two beings might be, we must look no further than where these gods were actually operative, and the old Canaanite texts (discovered in Syria in the 1920s) tell us that their courts were in the Tigris-Euphrates valley in Mesopotamia, in the Sumerian Eden delta of the Persian Gulf. In tracing these ancient Sumerian records back to about 3700 B.C. we discover that these two gods were brothers.


In Sumer, the storm god who eventually became known as Jehovah was called 'Enlil' or 'Ilu-kur-gal' (meaning 'Ruler of the Mountain'), and his brother, who became Adon, the Lord, was called 'Enki'. To the Canaanites, these gods were respectively called 'El Elyon' and 'Baal' - which meant precisely the same things ('Lofty Mountain' and 'Lord'). In different cultures they have been known as 'El Elyon' and 'Baal'; 'El Shaddai' and 'Adon'; 'Arhiman' and 'Mazda'; 'Jehovah' and 'Lord'; 'God' and 'Father'.

The old writings tell us that throughout the patriarchal era the Israelites endeavored to support Adon, the Lord, but at every turn El Shaddai (the storm god, Jehovah) retaliated with floods, tempests, famines and destruction. Even at the very last (around 600 BC), the Bible explains that Jerusalem was overthrown at Jehovah's bidding and tens of thousands of Jews were taken into Babylonian captivity simply because their King (a descendant of King David) had erected altars in veneration of Baal, the Adon. It was during the course of this captivity that the Israelites weakened and finally conceded.


They decided to succumb to the 'God of Wrath', and developed a new religion out of sheer fear of his retribution. It was at this time that the name of Jehovah first appeared - and this was only 500 years before the time of Jesus. Subsequently, the Christian Church took Jehovah on board as well, calling him simply 'God' - and all the hitherto social concepts of the Adon were totally discarded. The two religions were henceforth both faiths of fear. Even today, their followers are classified as 'God-fearing'.

The fact is ancient texts indicate us that it was Enlil (Jehovah) who brought the Flood; it was Enlil who destroyed Ur and Babylon, and it was Enlil who constantly opposed the education and enlightenment of humankind. Indeed, the early Syrian texts tell us that it was Enlil who obliterated the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah on the Dead Sea - NOT because they were dens of wickedness, as we've been led to believe, but because they were great centers of wisdom and learning where mankind was advancing.

It was Enki (The Lord), on the other hand, who, despite the wrath of his brother, granted the Sumerians access to the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. It was Enki who set up the escape strategy during the Flood, and it was Enki who passed over the time-honoured Tables of Destiny - the tables of scientific law which became the bedrock of the early mystery schools in Egypt.

Reconsidering Deuteronomy 32:7-12, given what is shown by Biblical and historic facts themselves of there being two individual "gods" involved, the change from "Most High" to "Lord" is not surprising given the reference change between two separate and distinct beings. Certainly the reference in Deuteronomy CH 32:9 to Jacob as his "own portion" (hereditary link reference?) and Israel as his "heredity share", shows that more than one being was involved here and that the one parceling out the earth was not awarding himself Israel.

Given the evident Biblical conflict between "Yahweh/Jehovah" and "Lord" the known existence of the missing Books of "Book of the Lord" and "Book of The Wars of Jehovah" should be highly suspect. Perhaps the "Book of The Wars of Jehovah" discloses the war between Jehovah/Yahweh (Enlil) and Lord (Enki) and reveals what came to pass that led to Yahweh/Jehovah taking control of the Israelites when the bush spoke to Moses on Mt Sainai.

Beyond doubt, the true history has been rewritten.