Gods, Goddesses and Images of God in Ancient Israel

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According to Gods, Goddesses and Images of God In Ancient Israel, ancient images often depicted female goddesses with vegetation and/or water symbols.

The goddess-and-vegetation/water symbols were actually personifications of generative life forces and sustenance. 
In the Syro-Palestinian area "the image of a goddess served as an amulet which was venerated as a creator of vegetation, if not of life  itself.”
-History’s Vanquished Goddess Asherah

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