Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Christian God had a wife: Asherah

Dhr. Seven, Crystal Qutinero, Wisdom Quarterly;
God has a wife? Wife, what wife? The Bible says so? Maybe it's wrong. I mean...
The divine consort Radha (WQ)
God, also known as Yahweh [YHWH], had a wife named Asherah, according to a British theologian.

Amulets, figurines, inscriptions and ancient texts, including the Bible, reveal Asherah's once prominent standing.

God's wife, whom the Book of Kings [a part of the Christian Bible] suggests was worshiped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel, according to Oxford scholar.

Meet God's Judeo-Christian Wife, Asherah
No to Asherah: religious sexism (
In 1967, Raphael Patai was the first historian to mention that the ancient Israelites worshiped both Yahweh and Asherah. The theory has gained new prominence due to the research of Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion Francesca Stavrakopoulou, who began her work at Oxford and is a senior lecturer in [UPDATE: she is now Head of] the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter.
Ishtar and Mary used to matter
Information presented in Stavrakopoulou's books, lectures, and academic journal papers has become the basis of a three-part documentary series, now airing in Europe, where she discusses the Yahweh-Asherah connection.
"You might know him as Yahweh, Allah, or God. But on this fact, Jews, Muslims, and Christians, the people of the great Abrahamic religions, are agreed: There is only one of Him," writes Stavrakopoulou in a statement released to the British media. "He is a solitary figure, a single, universal creator [like Great Brahma in Hinduism and Buddhism], not one God among many [like the devas]...or so we like to believe." More

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