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The Daily Volcano Quote: Moses and the volcano-god 24 April 2009

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Jahve [i.e. Yahweh] was certainly a volcano-god. As we know, however, Egypt has no volcanoes and the mountains of the Sinai peninsula have never been volcanic; on the other hand, volcanoes which may have been active up to a late period are found along the western border of Arabia. One of these mountains must have been the Sinai-Horeb which was believed to be Jahve’s abode.

Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism (1939; New York: Vintage, 1967), p. 39.

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