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[–] Thatdrumdude 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The thing is, I've always looked at that commandment as proof that other Gods exist, and since God admits his jealousy, it's proof that there are probably better Gods to worship. This is my steady argument when Christians try to say that there are no other Gods, and that all religions aside from christianity believe in false gods and are wrong. Because in the bible God openly admits that there are other Gods, and that believers in him shouldn't put those others in front of him.

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[–] xandor [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I totally agree. The Old Testament Is full of that type of language. And there are numerous places where Yahweh has contests with other gods. It's way more consistent with the idea that those people believed that Yahweh is the BEST god but not the ONLY god.