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Asherah: Goddess in Ugarit, Israel and the Old Testament

Asherah: Goddess in Ugarit, Israel and the Old Testament (Hardback)

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A comprehensive discussion of texts concerning the goddess Asherah, as she is portrayed in texts from Ugarit (both epic and ritual texts, as well as the lists of sacrifices), Israel (the Khirbet el-Qom and Kuntillet Ajrud inscriptions) and the Old Testament. The main theses of the book are that two or more divinities carrying the same name but separated by several hundred years are not necessarily to be identified; that Asherah is probably not a name, but rather a title, carried by the main goddess in ancient Syria-Palestine; that the Asherah of the Old Testament and the Israelite texts was indeed the consort of Yahweh; and that the relationship between the text-groups discussed is of a nature that demands great caution, if one wishes to work comparatively with them.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsJudaism Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/01/1997 ISBN-13: 9781850756378  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Tilde Binger lectures at the University of Copenhagen.

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