This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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The possibility of adaptation within the Old Testament

The original Abrahamic monotheism is what we find at the beginning of the Old Testament, but it is not until Moses that we encounter Judaism. In fact the relationship between God and Abraham and God and Moses is very different, the former being based on a “promise” and the latter on a law. The giving of the law, in fact, should be seen as a shift in the nature of Old Testament monotheism that represents a kind of schism or “readaptation,” hence the new relationships and the giving of the law. This is the annexation of monotheism by one of the two branches of the Abrahamic line: that of Isaac and not Ishmael. And so, for the remainder of the Old Testament, we only see Abrahamic monotheism through a veil, as it has been absorbed by Israel (Jacob, son of Isaac), limited by the particularism tendencies of that people, and developed under the leadership of Moses.

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