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Asherah: Goddess of the Israelites

Issue: Vol 13 No. 5 (2011) Issue Number 5, August 1998

Journal: Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies

Subject Areas: Religious Studies

DOI: 10.1558/pome.v13i5.36


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)

Author: Fritz Muntean

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