Thanks Reg for sharing! yeah it is interesting.
The Bible still contains references to the polytheistic nature of Judaism.
Asherah is mentioned over 40 times in Deuteronomy, although Christian apologists have been trying to explain that away for centuries. Only under the religious reforms of Hezekiah did Judea take its final steps into monotheism. It was Hezekiah himself who "cut down the Asherah" - the pole symbolizing the widely recognized fertility goddess and wife of Yahweh.
Even the purported words of Yahweh himself, as given to Moses in stone, declare, "You shall have no other gods before me." So right there in the 3rd commandment, Yahweh is acknowledging the other gods. If Yahweh was the only god around, he would have said, "I am the one and only god, there are no others," rather than revealing his jealousy of the other known gods. It's the 3rd of the 10 commandments that form the foundation of the cult of Yahweh - Christianity being just one sect - and so even at the core we see the polytheistic references.
Now I realize our Christian friend will just say, "Aw hooey, you never even did any research," or something like that - but I have in fact cited my sources: something Christian apologists on this site never seem to do in return. At the base of it though, it is hard for all of us when we have to accept that we've been sucked in by a 4000 year old cult that is no different than another other ancient religion, with a pantheon of jealous gods fighting for power and playing out some sort of heavenly soap opera to entertain bronze age minds. It's hard, but a lot of us have had to swallow that pill.
Although Judaism is a pagan concept also the Old Testament prophecies are based on Kabbalah! that's what Rabbis do.