Does the bible acknowledge the existence of other Gods besides YHVH?


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crow robot Profile
crow robot answered

Yes, Baal is one.

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Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
Blue, Baal is a title meaning Lord, and it is mentioned through out the bible. At one point YHVH was considered Baal YHVH.

Crow, is there anywhere in the Bible that any of the Baals are "real Gods" and not made up Gods?
Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
2 Kings 3 is a good example of what I'm looking for, especially verse 27, where the King of Moab sacrificed his eldest son to Chemosh and Chemosh chased the Israelites back to their homeland.
Allo Vera
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Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

And Dagon.

Judges 16:23, Chronicles 10:10, 1 Samuel 5

Biblical (but non-religious) scholars identify Dagon with the moon, in the the same way that the Judeo-Christian God probably started with Sun worship.

So, in a curious way, Dagon is the "Allah" of Islam, (which almost certainly started (and continued for many centuries) as moon-worship - hence the crescent moon at mosques and in other Islamic contexts).

Hey, that's a bit of a downer if you are a real adherent to either faith, sorry.

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Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
No I'm not, it was a curious question as to how much some people actually know their religion. As far as the Dagon-Allah relationship, I'll have to do some research on that. Interesting
Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
Although The provided scriptures do knowledge that Dagon was worshiped, they do not say he was "real". Many scriptures mention other "false" gods or Gods that are not "real", but there are a few that mention Gods and their actual actions against Israel as though they exist and are able to create effects. Unlike the modern view that all the ancient Gods were not real, and the only real God was YHVH.
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
As I have said elsewhere, men make gods, not the other way round. Whether you believe they are "real" depends upon how much you trust the intellect and unsupported faith of man.
Phineous J. Whoopee Profile

Well, one of the 10 commandments is Thou shall put no other gods before me - would that imply that there were some, although weak compared to the One True God -

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Ty Hibb answered

The bible acknowledges the god of this system of things who is very real. It says at 2Cor 4:3,4 "If, in fact, the good news we declare is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing, among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through."

So while it may be thought that God our creator has the whole world in his hand. The very opposite is true. The bible says at 1John 5:19 " We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one."

The god of this system is none other than satan the devil. The Bible acknowledges and warns of his existence.

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Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
Ahh, Now I understand. Your intellect does not allow you to think for yourself. That's cool. I understand your dilemma.
sm cl Profile
sm cl answered

Yes. The Bible, multiple times, states the existence of more that one god. "God" is a title, and shows authority. It is not a proper noun that is exclusive/specific to a particular individual.

Allo Vera Profile
Allo Vera answered

Isaiah 44:6 says there are no other Gods.

Deuteronomy 32:17 says the other gods they worship are demons.

Asherah also known as Astarte Queen Of Heaven.

Jer 7:18 and Jer 44:17–19, 25In the Bible, Asherah poles were first mentioned in Exodus 34:13. Verse 10 begins the covenant God made: If the Israelites obey Him, He will drive out the tribes living in Canaan. But they must cut down the Asherah poles. Deuteronomy 7:5 and 12:3 repeat the command nearly verbatim, while Deuteronomy 16:21 commands the Israelites not set up any wooden Asherah poles of their own. Two books later, In Judges 3:7, “The sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgot the Lord their God and served the Baals and the Asheroth.”

Beelzebub prince of demons.

Also list of demons in the lesser keys of solomon,  who commanded demons eith hid ring (seal). Lord of the rings trilogy right there.


Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto to me, 'Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater

abominations than these." —Ezekiel 8:14-15


See Kings 18:23-

See it isn't called the Old and New Testament, it is called the Bible. Two bulls.....

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