"Asherah and the Asherim: Goddess or Cult Symbol?"

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"Asherah and the Asherim: Goddess or Cult Symbol?"

"While some readers might find the idea that Yahweh had a wife disturbing, it was common in the ancient world to believe that gods married and even bore children.
This popular connection b
etween Yahweh and Asherah, and the eventual purging of Asherah from the Israelite cult, is likely a reflection of the emergence of monotheism from the Israelites’ previous polytheistic worldview."

This quote is from Ellen White’s* Biblical Archaeology Society article at http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/asherah-and-the-asherim-goddess-or-cult-symbol/

*Hebrew Bible Ph. D. Professor at University of St. Michael's College 

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