But the generation after Joshua rejects Yahweh, the morally restrictive elohim of their parents, and chooses to worship the morally permissive elohim of the cultures around them—elohim such as Dagon, the god of Philistia, whose worship requires sexual promiscuity—a temptation the people find hard to resist. (Judg. 2:10)

Dagon colored line-drawing based on the "Oannes" relief at Khorsabad (2007), by R. Russell. Public Domain.