Asherah: Goddess of the Israelites

Authors

  • Fritz Muntean University of British Columbia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i5.36

Keywords:

neo-paganism, archaeology, Asherah, Israel, Yahweh

Abstract

Is it possible that the God of Israel, in the popular religion of tribal and monarchical times, had a consort? The Israelite religion unequivocally represents itself as a strict monotheism that began with Yahweh’s original revelation to Abraham, although many scholars date the origin of Hebrew monotheism a few centuries later, during the days of the great prophets (Raphael Patai, The Hebrew Goddess, 1967: 20)

Published

2020-08-11

How to Cite

Muntean, F. (2020). Asherah: Goddess of the Israelites. Pomegranate, 36–47. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i5.36

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