[b-hebrew] Explain translation of "Asherah" as "grove"in2Kings23.7?

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Thu Jul 15 20:43:42 EDT 2004


Cmon Jack.  I have a broken leg and a seriously injured other hip.   I'm not
running around looking for this book!

What evidence does it present that Isarelite women even knew of Asherah in
the 2nd century BC?

By the way, I sure hope you posted this to the list, because my hip hurts, I
can't sit on half my butt, the stupid reply feature brought up only the
sender instead of the list again, which it's set up to do unless you click
reply all - so I'm not going to the extra trouble of closing what I just
wote, and clicking reply all to post to the list.

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Kilmon" <jkilmon at historian.net>
To: "Jonathan D. Safren" <yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il>; "Peter Kirk"
<peterkirk at qaya.org>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Explain translation of "Asherah" as
"grove"in2Kings23.7?


> Asherah continued to be "special" to women up to the 1st century.  I have
a
> statuette of her from the late 2nd temple period.  I recommend:
> The Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah: Evidence for a Hebrew
> Goddess.  Judith M. Hadley
> The Hebrew Goddess by Raphael Patai.
>
> Like any subject that relates to perceptions of the nature of God, the
> consort of YHWH is the subject of debate among scholars.
>
> Jack
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jonathan D. Safren" <yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il>
> To: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>; "Jack Kilmon"
<jkilmon at historian.net>
> Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 11:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Explain translation of "Asherah" as "grove"
> in2Kings23.7?
>
>
> > What was referred to in the Kuntillet Ajrud Inscription as a "male organ
> is
> > a tail; both the YHWH figure and his asherah have tails. They're in the
> > wrong position to be male organs.
> > What's more, the asherah figure has breasts.
> > asherah is best translated as "spouse".
> > Kuntillet Ajrud may or may not have been outside the Israelite
settlement
> > area; but YHWH is called "YHWH of Samaria", meaning that Israelites
> > worshipped there.
> > Jonathan D. Safren, Editor
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> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> > To: "Jack Kilmon" <jkilmon at historian.net>
> > Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:56 PM
> > Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Explain translation of "Asherah" as "grove" in
> > 2Kings23.7?
> >
> >
> > > On 14/07/2004 14:31, Jack Kilmon wrote:
> > >
> > > > ...
> > > >
> > > >You are referring to the Kuntillet Ajrud and Khirbet el Qom
> inscriptions.
> > > >
> > > >http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/MSmith_BiblicalMonotheism.htm
> > > >
> > > >http://www.bibleorigins.net/KuntilletAjrudArticle.html
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Thank you, Jack. But if the picture at
> > > http://www.bibleorigins.net/KuntilletAjrudYahwehAsherah.html is of
> > > Yahweh and his wife, why are both figures so obviously male? Well, the
> > > second one may have breasts as well as a male organ, but is this
normal
> > > for Asherah?
> > >
> > > And since when is a final HE in an inscription "in Hebrew" translated
as
> > > "his" rather than "her"?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Peter Kirk
> > > peter at qaya.org (personal)
> > > peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> > > http://www.qaya.org/
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