God’s Wife & History’s Vanquished Goddess                   

 

Asherah’s lost history is reconstructed in this 316 page study with over 550 archaeological drawings and 1,183 references. 
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Did God have a wife?
Did ancient Israel worship a goddess?
Was a goddess worshipped in the Jerusalem Temple?
Were goddesses worshipped across Syro-Palestine?
Are the shovels of archaeology resurrecting what
the pens of history forgot?
YES.
He did, they did, she was, they were and they are!

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6.6 Coin Asherah n Yahweh

The thousands of female figurines and artifacts discovered across Syro-Palestine attest to (1) goddess worship and (2) also indicate that Asherah, the Canaanite/Israelite goddess, was Yahweh’s primary wife.

Although a disturbing and blasphemous notion to some, the archaeological and historical evidence indicate that Asherah was actually but one of Yahweh’s wives. 

Coin 7.3 Asherah n Yawhen



Eventually, due to the rise of monotheism and its intolerance of a female presence, by the end of the seventh and sixth centuries BCE: 

2b.2 Asherah Between Ibex

“Asherah was the only major goddess surviving in Palestine.”
Gods, Goddesses and Images of God in Ancient Israel


Although some may find goddess worship a foreign and uncomfortable notion, the archaeological and historical evidence indicate she was there from the beginning.


In fact, a recent article in Biblical Archaeology Review, April DeConick discusses the loss of the feminine component in religion:

3b.8 Veg Asherah on Armored

“Indeed, worship of the Mother God in conjunction with the Father God can be demonstrated to have occurred within ancient Israel.
Both the Bible and archaeology confirm this. 
So it isn’t that the Mother God was absent from their worship.
Rather she was consciously eradicated from worship by the religious authorities.”

Elaborating further, DeConick states: 

“The early Catholic Christians gradually repressed the female aspect of the Christian Godhead, 
and a bogus story developed that she was never there to begin with. It is this storyline that we are most familiar with and have bought into for 2,000 years.” 


1.2t Asherah as Asratum1.4t Crowned Asherah2b.2t Asherah Between Ibex2b.3t2a Asherah Standard2b.4t Asherah Gold Pendant3a.4t Asherah Qds3a.7t Triple Goddess Asherah3b.3t Veg Asherah3b.3t Veg2 Asherah3b.4t Gold Pendant Asherah3b.7t Veg Asherah on Lion3b.8t Veg Asherah on Armored Horse3b.9t Veg Asherah4b.2t Rehov Asherah5b.8t Ajrud Enthroned Asherah6.1t Asherah Pillar Figs6.4t Asherah Tanit6.4t Asherah Queen of Heaven6.5t Asherah as Queen of Heaven6.5.2t Asherah as Queen of Heaven

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Returning to our discussion of the Hebrew Mother Goddess Asherah, her archaeological evidence is compiled in our soon-to-be-published: 

Concl.t Personified Asherah

History’s Vanquished Goddess
 
ASHERAH

1,183 references,
555 original drawings, 
183 mini-maps and
274 Similar Iconographic/Historic Associations.


1 Asherah Scroll

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