Yahweh, the Canaanite God of Metallurgy?

  title={Yahweh, the Canaanite God of Metallurgy?},
  author={Nissim Amzallag},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the Old Testament},
  pages={387 - 404}
  • Nissim Amzallag
  • Published 11 May 2009
  • Materials Science
  • Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
In antiquity, south-eastern Canaan was a very important centre for copper smelting. While it is likely that there existed a patron deity of metallurgy, the identity of the Canaanite god of smelting remains unknown. Although some biblical writings suggest a south Canaanite origin of Yahweh, no details are provided concerning his worship prior to him becoming the god of Israel. This study explores whether Yahweh was formerly the Canaanite god of metallurgy. The following observations corroborate… 
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