By Alexander Waugh
Not simply any god, however the god that created Adam and Eve; the god of Abraham, the god of the Jews; the god of the Christians; and the god of Islam---without a doubt, the main influential determine within the background of human civilization. yet what will we relatively learn about him? who's he? the place did he come from? What does he seem like? what kind of personality does he have? What, if something, does he consume? Does he have a relatives? In what methods can he be stated to even exist at all?
Alexander Waugh has been asking questions like those for so long as he can keep in mind. Now, having drawn from a big variety of resources, from the sacred books of the Torah, the Christian New testomony, and the Islamic Qur'an, from the Greek Apocrypha and the traditional texts of Nag Hammadi to the lifeless Sea Scrolls, he has sought out the solutions. utilizing fabric gleaned from the various writings of saints, rabbis, historians, prophets, atheists, poets, and mystics, he has molded his findings right into a singular, remarkable biographical portrait of God.
Erudite, perceptive, and unique, God finds many startling and unforeseen features of the divine being. From the straightforward tales of Genesis and activity, explored from God's personal point of view, to the prophecies of Muhammad and Sybil and the problematic philosophies of Newton and Nietzsche, Alexander Waugh has left no stone unturned in his compulsive venture to create a desirable and intricate portrait of God, as people have claimed to appreciate him.
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Within the 3rd ebook of Enoch the 7th heaven is itself divided into seven concentric palaces, every one made from natural marble or sapphire. various things are present in each one, a few of them are shop rooms the place snow and lightning are held, others include files and records or spirits like knowledge, Peace and worry of Heaven. The critical palace the place God lives, referred to as the Merkabah, is just like the centre of a beehive. God sits on his throne in radiant splendour surrounded through his lovers, ‘a thousand thousand waited on him, 10000 occasions 10000 stood prior to him’ (Dan. 7:10); less than his throne flows an excellent river of fireplace, symbolising the artistic and damaging forces of God’s divine judgement. different heavens are diverse and never them all friendly. Slavonic Enoch was once given a guided travel. First he observed the storehouses of snow, ice and dew. within the moment heaven he observed weeping angels. 100 chirpy angels, scrumptious fruit and rivers of milk and honey have been within the 3rd, referred to as Paradise, yet within the northern zone Enoch observed simply torture and melancholy: ‘Woe, woe! How very frightful this position is! ’ he cried, and his guiding angel defined: This position, Enoch, has been ready in case you don't glorify God, who perform in the world the sin that is opposed to nature, that is baby corruption within the anus within the demeanour of Sodom, of witchcraft, enchantments, divinations, trafficking with demons, boasting, stealing, mendacity, insulting, coveting, resentment, fornication, homicide and seizing the negative via the throat. (2 En. 10:4) The Grigori (two hundred lusty angels that had fornicated with human girls) have been came upon completely dejected within the 5th heaven. Rabbinic resources describe the 1st heaven, Vilon, as empty, whereas Rakia, the second one, holds the solar, moon and stars; the 3rd, Shechakim, is a nutrients manufacturing unit the place the milling of manna happens. within the fourth heaven, Jerusalem (splendidly rebuilt) is guarded over by way of Michael the archangel; Maon, the 5th heaven, is full of hosts of angels, praising God by means of evening and protecting silent by means of day in order that God can listen the prayers of Israel; the 6th comprises the snow, and Aravoth, the 7th heaven, is the place God sits on his shining throne. 143 Hell on the earth. – The Jewish observe for hell is Gehenna. it truly is derived from Ge Hinnom (the Valley of Hinnom), an eerie position to the south-west of Jerusalem. It used to be right here that for 6 centuries rebellious Israelites hurled their young ones into the fires of Molech as a kind of appeasement to a deity they feared. God attempted to prevent the perform within the fourteenth century BCE: And thou shalt now not enable any of thy seed go through the hearth to Molech. Whosoever he be that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall definitely be positioned to dying: the folks of the land shall stone him with stones. And if the folks of the land do anyhow disguise their eyes from the fellow, whilst he giveth of his seed unto Molech and kill him now not, then i'm going to set my face opposed to that guy, and opposed to his kinfolk, and may lower him off, and all that cross a whoring after him, to dedicate whoredom with Molech.