Single Idea 23056

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 2. Judaism]

Full Idea

It was only sometime around the sixth century BC, during the period when the Israelites returned to Jerusalem, that the idea that there is only one God emerged in Jewish religion.

Gist of Idea

Judaism only became monotheistic around 550 BCE


John Gray (Seven Types of Atheism [2018], Intro)

Book Reference

Gray,John: 'Seven Types of Atheism' [Penguin 2019], p.5

A Reaction

There seems to be a parallel move among the Greeks to elevate Zeus to special status.