[b-hebrew] married to Asherah
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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.
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
Jacques Berlinerblau, Official Religion and Popular Religion in
Pre-Exilic Ancient Israel
Mark S. Smith, The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic
Background and the Ugaritic Texts (Oxford/New York: Oxford University
THE BAAL (AND THE ASHERAH?) IN SEVENTH-CENTURY JUDAH
J. Severino Croatto, La Diosa Asherá en el antiguo Israel: el aporte
epigráfico de la arqueología
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
SETH - Semitica et Theologica
"Ex magno amoris incendio tantus uirtutis decor in animo crescit ..."
Dora Smith wrote:
>married to Asherah.
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