Yahweh and Asherah! what a cute couple!

Yahweh and  Asherah! what a cute couple!


I have just read this article..and wow, very interesting..


It seems that Yahweh had romance with a female named Asherah..


Wow,Yahweh! you have a good taste :)



Asherah


She's hot is'nt she?


Anyway, here is the article,

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God had a wife but edited out in Bible, says British theologian

By IB Times Staff Reporter | March 23, 2011 4:39 PM GMT

The Judeo-Christian God may have been married, according to a British theologian, who says the Almighty, also known as 'Yahweh', had a wife - a goddess named 'Asherah'.


Francesca Stavrakopoulou of the University of Exeter is throwing new light on the theory, suggesting that God had a wife who was edited out of the Bible.


 


In 1967, historian Raphael Patai mentioned that the ancient Israelites worshiped both Yahweh and Asherah, according to Discovery News.


"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," Stavrakopoulou wrote in a recent article. "He is a solitary figure, a single, universal creator, not one God among many … or so we like to believe."


"Archaeological evidence as well as details in the Bible, indicate not just that he was one of several worshipped in ancient Israel, but that he was also coupled with a goddess, who was worshipped in his temple in Jerusalem," Stavrakopoulou says.



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Stavrakopoulou says the Almighty's wife was presented as a deity in Israel, who sat alongside him.


"After years of research specialising in the history and religion of Israel, however, I have come to a colourful and what could seem - to some - uncomfortable conclusion: that God had a wife," Stavrakopoulou says.


She discovered that Yahweh had to see off a number of competitors to achieve his position as the one and only God of the ancient Israelites.


"The biblical texts name many of them - El, Baal, Molek, Asherah. Despite Yahweh's assertion in the Ten Commandments that "You shall have no other gods before me", it appears these gods were worshipped alongside Him, and the Bible acknowledges this."


The goddess Asherah was worshipped in Yahweh's temple in Jerusalem. In the Book Of Kings, it says that a statue of Asherah was housed in the temple and that female temple personnel wove ritual textiles for her, she says.


 


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Comment by Cathy Cooper on March 30, 2011 at 11:50pm
This is a well known fact to most scholars.  Asherah was the consort of Yahweh, and is represented by the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden.  Yahweh, being the egotistical narcissist that he is, hid the tree of life from Adam and Eve so they could not become gods like him.  He wasn't looking for more competition after all.....he was looking for slaves to worship him.  Nietzsche talks about it in the "Antichrist."
Comment by Hope on March 31, 2011 at 8:34am
Wow Cathy, very interesting story!
Comment by andrew j van der veen on March 31, 2011 at 11:31am

Refreshing  to see women worshipped . I'm  all for that ( errhuhum) 

Nietzches Antichrist made my list of mandatory atheist  literature .

And Asherah  is so provocative ,more research is called for !

Comment by Walter Maki on March 31, 2011 at 11:40am
Gee, I pictured Asherah taller :P

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