Originally posted by wolfgang59
Apart from that perfect.
And why phrase it like that?
If I said "I am a jealous Wolfgang59" am I not acknowledging
other "Wolfgang59"s? (Less jealous than me!)
Back in those days, folks knew nothing if not a plethora of gods.
It was actually kind of hard keeping them apart.
One of the ways God re-introduced Himself to the general populace was to refer to Himself as "the Living God," since most people's idea of god(s) included an abundance of death.
Also endemic of that time was the idea that more = more, better.
God's intent in striking the pose, so to speak, was to inform the hearer: when it comes to god(s), I'm it.