Sporadic theological and historical musings by Edgar Foster (Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies and one of Jehovah's Witnesses).
A classic case of circular reasoning. Genesis bolstering Habbakuk & vice versa.
http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/amgg/listofdeities/ikur/I can only repeat your comment - "Two phenomena existing at the same time or within the same culture aren't necessarily related"But I do not even think this is the same time or culture.
Adad god of storms does not have the rear facing prongs:-https://i.pinimg.com/originals/67/9c/c0/679cc0c9171741e70d160abe02c890f2.jpghttps://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ZGjcLBYTUUgC&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167&dq=ada+god+of+storms&source=bl&ots=VzGLFNy5eG&sig=kXA8T1iqF_vg2gP5CeZr3rJbfgg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiaod-ry-LbAhXoI8AKHYD5CCkQ6AEILDAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
Teshub - the Hittite variant:-https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/Weather_God.jpg/220px-Weather_God.jpgAgain no prongs to the wrist.
The author does say "typically" and points to specific instances of ancient iconography. We can't expect that the same imagery will always be present.For further reading, see https://www.amazon.com/Storm-God-Ancient-Biblical-University-California/dp/1575060698https://www.metmuseum.org/pubs/bulletins/1/pdf/3263898.pdf.bannered.pdfAdad may not have rear facing prongs, but Adad is depicted with lightning prongs.
I see you posted Green also, and I've now read the pages you supplied.
But Teshub also has the prong for lightning, even if it's not a rear prong.
https://goo.gl/images/wQtrup moving foreward in time we come to the storm god baal. Now we are getting more contemporary to Habakkuk. I have seen this statue in the flesh. It's tiny. Can you see the similarity to Teshub? It a pitty that his implements are missing. I find it hard to swallow that anyone would bare similarities to baal at the time of the 12.
The statue does remind me of Teshub, but like you said, with no implements. Of course, this whole conversation over the last few days has been moving along two tracks as we've considered Exod and Habakkuk.
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