Nobody expects the ... y'know, never mind. • If we start with henotheism, or, more usefully, its nineteenth century derivation, kathenotheism, it is worth observing that in later Abramic tradition, part of Islamic dissimulation involves partaking of other rituals in order to preserve one's life. In times and places when the name of God changes from village to village, or region to region, passing for survival might be a useful dispensation. Have no other gods "before me"? Okay, do what one must to get through this, but dare not forget God. Moreover, compared to the narrative in which God inflicts such circumstances on the Chosen, sure. • Furthermore, in establishing covenant with a particular group of Canaanites amid rising monotheism, it seems nearly intuitive that The One would attempt to sweep away all prior notions of other, competing deities. • To wit, did you somehow miss the episode with the calf? Because, apparently, a golden calf has nothing on a burning bush. Anyway, fast-forward to the second century, because along the way we meet Thunder Perfect Mind, and then there is the story about a time God's mother chastises him for boasting too much and telling lies. It's been there the whole time. Here we are, these millennia years later, and people are stuck at, "who would have thought".