God of the Week: Yahweh
God of the Week 9/7/2009: Yahweh
Yahweh (YHWH) is a god worshiped from roughly 1,000 BCE in western Asia to the present all over the world, though his nature has varied greatly in that time. In sone religious texts he is viewed as an anthropomorphic character, while in others his form is of such a foreign nature that no man may look upon his true form and live. His great prophet Moses is said to have viewed Yahweh as a bush that burned yet was not consumed.
In the first or second century CE, Yahweh began to be merged with a messianic savior figure, Jesus the Christ. Today, in the Christian religion, Yahweh, Jesus, and a non-descript ghost of some sort are viewed as forming a trinity, while that view of Yahweh is considered a heresy in Judaism .