Jehovah [meaning "He causes to become"]. The personal name of God. Throughout the history of the Hebrews, they worshiped the One God, Jehovah. He was known as the True God, and the Hebrews worshiped Him all their lives. Although they had pitfalls, Jehovah remained to be the only true God they worshiped. Jehovah was the God that commanded Pharaoh to "Let his people go" (Exodus ch.5) and was also the one who led them to the promised land (Numbers 9:15-20). Also Jehovah was with the Israelites when they went to war and was the cause of winning the wars. Yes, the Israelites did get captured by the Babylonians and some may have worshiped their false gods, but true worship was restored when the Persian king Cyrus overthrew king Belshazzar some 2400 years ago. Jehovah was and is a very powerful, wise, merciful, and loving God always forgiving the Israelites when they repented for their errors. The name Jehovah is known in Hebrew as YHWH and is the correct name for God.
Dictionaries define "Judaism" as The monotheistic religion of the Jews, since the founding principle of Judaism was and is the belief in One God, creator of the universe. This was the teaching which was spread by Abraham, and has continued since then. From Judaism, belief in One God has spread through the Western world.
The Israelites always worshiped the One God. Abraham worshiped "the Lord God of Heaven and Earth" (Genesis 14:22 and 24:3) and complained about the Philistines' lack of fear of God (Genesis 20:11).
Jacob confiscated the idolatrous images taken from Shechem (Genesis 35:2) and got rid of them (Genesis 35:4); and refrained from invoking the gods of Nahor (Genesis 31:53). Rachel pilfered Laban's statue-images (Genesis 31:19) in order to prevent him from idolatry (Rashi commentary, ibid.). Joseph placed his hope in the God of the Forefathers (Genesis 50:24).
At the time of the Exodus, God wrecked the Egyptian idols (Exodus 12:12) and warned against idolatry (Exodus 22:19). Later, Moses characterized the Golden Calf as "a great sin" (Exodus 32:21, 30) and punished the worshipers (Exodus ch.32). During the rest of his lifetime and that of Joshua (Judges 2:7), no incidents of Israelite idolatry were reported.
Later, there were times when some (or many) of the Israelites went astray after foreign gods (Judges ch.2), but that is not Judaism - it's the abandonment of Judaism. Those who did sin did not represent or influence normative Judaism, just as the later Sadducees and Essenes did not. They were deviating from the Torah's standard, and they were publicly, repeatedly, and scathingly excoriated by the prophets.
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Up until at least the time of the (sixth century BCE) Babylonian Exile, the ancient Hebrews worshiped many gods. Even in the time of the Exile, Isaiah (26:13-14) said in acknowledgement of Judah's polytheistic past: 'O Lord our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise; therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to vanish.' Having claimed that the old gods were dead and entirely forgotten, the author of the above passage then criticised those who still worshipped them.
Some of the Hebrew gods include (with limited references, because of space):
The Hebrews worshiped one God, whose name is never pronounced out loud.
It meant that Jews were (are) monotheistic and don't worship people as gods.
No. The Hebrews worship only God. It is forbidden for the Hebrews to worship men or engage in Human sacrifice.
they worship their gods in shrines
The gods worship their ancestors and life.
The Hebrews learnt that the God of Abraham was the one true God who was also Almighty and able to carry out the warnings he gave them when they strayed to idol worship. They learnt that the heathen gods were powerless.
they worship kachina dolls who were there gods
Hebrews today are called Jews. A Jewish house of worship is called a synagogue or temple, but Jews can worship anywhere they want, at any time.
The Hebrews are considered as Gods own people.
One. The Hebrews were monotheistic.
The worship of god,gods,and spirits
Hindus worship their gods in a Mandirtempel
Shintoists worship their gods by praying, meditating and chanting.
The worship of multiple gods is called polytheism.
No one, since the Hebrews (Israelites) did not have gods. They worshiped One God and still do.
They worship the gods by holding ceremonies to certain gods, and make sacrifices in their honor.
Hebrews worshipped one, universal God above all others.
Romans worship their gods through feasting. For example, Saturnalia.....
did ancient egyptian farms worship the gods
The Hebrews were monotheistic (or at least monolatrous), while the surrounding peoples were polytheists.Worship one god
No the Romans did not force the Jews to worship their gods.
The worship of many gods and goddesses is polytheism.
Yes Chinese people do worship many gods