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"You, however, know how all these subjects are connected together; for there is nothing else in existence but God and His works, the latter including all existing things besides Him: we can only obtain a knowledge of Him through His works; His works give evidence of His existence, and show what must be assumed concerning Him, that is to say, what must be attributed to Him either affirmatively or negatively" (Maimonides).

Unaided by monotheistic theology, how do we deduce the impossibility of multiple gods based on what we know about the universe and personal experience?
That relies on the idea that we agree with Maimonides, which I don't necessarily agree.

this might be considered beyond the scope of this forum's purpose, especially since i personally haven't checked the Peshitta A"NK's readings concerning it, but you can get a viewpoint that is at least a little different than normal from a Hebrew scholar at the following link:

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itgoes into some intriguing ideas based solely on the readings of the T"NK.

Chayim b'Moshiach,

Let's disregard the quote, in that it may distract us from the main question: Unaided by religious teachings, how can we deduce the impossibility of the existence of more than one God? Before we can answer this, we must come to an agreement as to the definition of a "god." In order to achieve the latter, I propose that we examine the Semitic root LH. What does it denote?
I certainly don't think we can prove it.