Creation story logically necessitated by prohibition against idols?

Deuteronomy 4:19 has got me wondering if the purpose of Genesis 1’s creation myth is not primarily to give an account of the beginning of the world, but a necessary foundation for the tora’s often underscored “real world” prohibition against the worshiping of idols. Deuteronomy 4:19:

And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the Lord your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.

After all, if you did not think the sun and moon and animals were creations of God, you might be inclined to worship them in their own right.


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