early citration of Yahweh without consort
dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Jan 24 18:13:33 EST 2002
> re Ian's question - Mehsah Stela, late ninth century, mentions Yahweh's
> name without consort. Now, he was only a Moabite, poor king, and simply
> could have been ignorant.
Actually there appears to be one at KA as well. Anchor Bible
Dictionary IV:107 lists the "most complete" bowl-rim inscription as
reading L(BDYW BN (DNH BRK H) LYHW without any mention of a
consort or Asherah. Just glancing at the various spellings etc.
among the inscriptional finds listed in ABD, there seems to be quite
a range of dialects represented at this site, including some in
Hebrew but in Phonician script. So a fairly wide range of references
to different deities etc. is probably to be expected.
This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do
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