Addition of two sections
From Latent. I just added the two sections "Was montotheism mankind's original religion?" and "Was Akhenaten the first monotheist?" I had originally planned to include this information in a new article on the Documentary Hypothesis that, some months ago, I told Temlakos I would write. The classical Documentary Hypothesis holds that a belief in monotheism was a late development that evolved over the years and was not fully realized until the latter half or the first millennium BC. The present excerpt was written to refute that. When it got rather long, I decided a separate article on monotheism was needed, and I found that Ashcraft had already provided it. So I added the sections here, and now I can just refer to them in the Documentary Hypothesis article--hopefully coming soon.
Latent 21:00, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
I feel mention what they believed isn't particularly impressive, the prominence of Beta-Israel and latter the Axumite Church has made all of Modern Ethiopia seem pretty Hebraic. Otherwise that they refer to Satan by such a similar sounding name would be very intriguing. I also find it interesting that Magano is similar to Mazgana, one of the names for the Creator used by the Qemant, an Ethiopian tribe that claims Canaanite descent.--MithirandirOlorin 20:39, 26 May 2011 (PDT)
That Koro sounds potential silimar to Kronos is interesting. The ancient Greeks in Interpretatio graeca tended to claim the Jewish God was Kronos, thou they said the same about most major Canaanite gods as well. There are potetnial evidences of an Ancient Monotheism in Ancient Rome and Greece that I feel should be covered here. Plutarch says Numa Pompilius had outlawed Idolatry.--MithirandirOlorin 20:39, 26 May 2011 (PDT)