In the early writings of the bible it’s mentioned that the Israelites worshiped false gods, gods of the stars and other celestial bodies. Ezekiel even bloviates against this in his writings and King Josiah is said to have abolish these practices. Jeremiah mentions that God would even destroy the city were sun worship was being practiced a place called BethShemesh in Egypt. (Jer.43:13)
But did every writer of the bible agree or believe that this god Jehovah was distinct from any sun god? Well it’s interesting to read at Psalms 84:11 that god is referred to as a Sun. Also Hosea seems to believe that the god he is worshipping is actually a god from Egypt for at Hosea 12:9 and 13:4 in the older bible translations like the KJV, these verses stated god is from Egypt. At Malachi 4:2 it even says that god is a Sun god with wings. What?? It’s of note that the city of BethShemesh is also none as O’n, Annu and in Greek, Heliopolis and this is where the Sun god with wings Amen-Ra was worshipped. Its also worth mentioning that Solomon’s Temple is described as facing east towards the rising sun (Ezekiel 8:16).
I found it very interesting that a 1st century writer by the name Diodorus Siculus stated that the Jewish god was Iao. So who was Iao, well he was none other than Helios the Greeks version of the sun god. Now can this guy Siculus be taken seriously, most Christian apologists will refute his writing on this subject, but in 1929 in Israel not far from Jerusalem they found a Jewish/Christian synagogue called Beth Alpha. This Synagogue was believed to be built in the 6th century AD. On the floor was three mosaics the center one was the Zodiac and in the center was a drawing of none other than the Greek god of the Sun, Helios. Then in 1948 they found the Dead Sea scrolls and on one of the documents was the name Iao.
So I ask again,, whose god are you worshipping?