Asherah & Yahweh Hebrew Blessing Inscriptions

~ Asherah & Yahweh Hebrew Blessing Inscriptions ~


A series of Hebrew, dedicatory blessing inscriptions, discovered at Kuntillet Ajrud (a Sinai way-station with an attached shrine) and Khirbet el-Qom (a bench tomb inscription) pair the goddess Asherah with Israel's god Yahweh.

An introduction to these inscriptions can be found at http://youtu.be/QBNo2tBXBZk


Jesus’ Wife Expunged from Bible Also

Asherah may not be the only female expunged from biblical texts!!

"My wife" - declares Jesus on a coptic papyrus fragment translated by Karen King, a professor at Harvard Divinity School and validated by two other experts from Princeton and NYU. More at:  
Tests Reveal “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” Not Fake at http://www.history.com/…/tests-reveal-gospel-of-jesuss-wife…

Asherah in Biblical Religion

Asherah in Biblical Religion

Asherah in Biblical Religion 

Despite biblical claims its religion was different from the Canaanites - the archaeology, epigraphy and biblical texts reveal Asherah was worshipped as a goddess, first in Canaan, then in Ancient Israel/Palestine. http://andrewstehlik.blogspot.com/2012/03/did-yhwh-have-wife.html

 

Asherah: The Lost Bride of Yahweh

Asherah, Part 1: The Lost Bride of Yahweh

They worshiped Her under every green tree, according to the Hebrew Bible (what Christians call the Old Testament).  The Bible also tells us 

Her image was to be found for years in the temple of Solomon, where the women wove hangings for Her.  In temple and forest grove, Her image was apparently made of wood, since monotheistic reformers demanded it be chopped down and burned.  It appears to have been a manmade object, but one carved of a tree and perhaps the image was a stylized tree of some kind. ... (continued at)

https://thequeenofheaven.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/asherah-part-i-the-lost-bride-of-yahweh/

Kuntillet Ajrud’s Asherah & Yahweh Blessing Inscriptions

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Kuntillet Ajrud loomed like a welcoming beacon in the Sinai Desert. 

A small attached shrine provided solace to travelers 
Although a southern complex under Israelite control, neutron analysis reveals the clay of the storage jars came from the Jerusalem area and the storage jars were actually produced by Judahites.

Introduction to Asherah & Yahweh Inscriptions at http://youtu.be/QBNo2tBXBZk.

Asherah - Israel’s Lost Goddess

The Lost Goddess of Israel  
by Sandra Scham

And [the king] set a graven image of Asherah, that he had made, in the house of which the Lord said to David and Solomon his son, "In this House, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever." —II Kings 21:7

Asherah is arguably the most important goddess in the Canaanite pantheon. The prototypical mother of gods and humans and consort of the chief god, El, she is also the mistress of the sea and the land, and protector of all living things. We have long known Asherah from the immense library of thirteenth-century cuneiform tablets found in Syria at the site of Ugarit. But there are also more than 40 references to Asherah in the Old Testament. What could she have meant to the people of monotheistic ancient Israel?  . . . (continued at) http://archive.archaeology.org/0503/abstracts/israel.html

Asherah Edited Out of Bible . . .

God's Wife Edited Out of the Bible — Almost 
By Jennifer Viegas

God, also known as Yahweh, had a wife named Asherah, according to a British theologian.
- Amulets, figurines, inscriptions and ancient texts, including the Bible, reveal Asherah's once prominent standing.

God had a wife, Asherah, whom the Book of Kings suggests was worshiped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel, according to an Oxford scholar.

In 1967, Raphael Patai was the first historian to mention that the ancient Israelites worshiped both Yahweh and Asherah. The theory has gained new prominence due to the research of Francesca Stavrakopoulou, who began her work at Oxford and is now a senior lecturer in the department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter. . . . (continued at)

http://www.dailymotion.com/…/x1ik5oi_the-bible-s-buried-sec…


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