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God’s Wife Edited Out of the Bible

Posted on March 15th, 2014 at 13:09 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News -- Write a comment

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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.

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The ancient Israelites were polytheists, Brody told Discovery News, “with only a small minority worshiping Yahweh alone before the historic events of 586 B.C.” In that year, an elite community within Judea was exiled to Babylon and the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. This, Brody said, led to “a more universal vision of strict monotheism: one god not only for Judah, but for all of the nations.

  1. It sounds like that Yahweh and Asherah were the Israelite version of Shiva and Shakti, Rama and Sita, Brahma and Saraswati, et al. This is the eternal pair – consciousness and creative energy. In the terms of the Sanskrit poem (spelt as well as I can in English), “Shiva shatyatmakang Brahma” – the combination of Shiva and Shakti (consciousness and energy) creates God (the universe).

  2. Yeah, we’ve all experienced the creeping misogyny of mythology. I mean who hears anything about Minnie Mouse anymore? Or Daisy Duck?

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