[b-hebrew] married to Asherah

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 10 15:29:48 EDT 2005


  Dear Elio Jucci
 
  Scholars constantly, and rather desperately, need new fodder for their intellectual well being. No wonder therefore  the great to do about the two mentions of an asherah (rather than an Asherah as a proper noun) recently found. And for good reason, some would say: wasn't this deity denounced by many prophets and narrators in the HB?
 
  On the other hand, and this is the point of my communication now, the same scholars tend somehow to ignore all extra-biblical epigraphic evidence of YHWH alone, and if one includes the divine element YH, YW etc. in theophoric personal names, also in extra-biblical evidence, the ratio of the YHWH alone as against the evidence of the two asheroth amounts to hundreds to two.
 
  Uri

Jucci <eljucci at unipv.it> wrote:
Mark S. Smith, Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in 
Ancient Israel (Second Edition and New Introduction), Preface to the 
Second Edition
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/early_history1.htm
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/early_history2.htm
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/early_history3.htm

Jacques Berlinerblau, Official Religion and Popular Religion in 
Pre-Exilic Ancient Israel
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/berlinerblau1.htm

Mark S. Smith, The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic 
Background and the Ugaritic Texts (Oxford/New York: Oxford University 
Press, 2001)
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/MSmith_BiblicalMonotheism.htm

THE BAAL (AND THE ASHERAH?) IN SEVENTH-CENTURY JUDAH
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/zimriel/Baal/

J. Severino Croatto, La Diosa Asherá en el antiguo Israel: el aporte 
epigráfico de la arqueología
11.02.01 http://www.severinocroatto.com.ar/media/publicaciones/2.doc

Carole R. Fontaine Women In Judaism 2002, Review: Judith M. Hadley, The 
Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah. University of Cambridge 
Oriental Publications, 57. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

Frédéric Gangloff, Yhwh ou les Déesses-Arbres? (Osée Xiv 6-8)
Vetus Testamentum XLIX, 1, 1999, 34-48
J.A. EMERTON, “Yahweh And His Asherah”: The Goddess Or Her Symbol?
Vetus Testamentum XLIX,3 1999, 315-337



Elio Jucci
SETH - Semitica et Theologica
http://dobc.unipv.it/SETH/index.htm
http://it.geocities.com/eljucci/filosem/
http://www.angelfire.com/wv/bible/filosem/index.htm

"Ex magno amoris incendio tantus uirtutis decor in animo crescit ..."



Dora Smith wrote:

>married to Asherah.
>
>OK.
> 
>


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