The Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah: Evidence for a Hebrew Goddess

The Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah: Evidence for a Hebrew Goddess

by Judith M. Hadley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521662354

ISBN-13: 9780521662352

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Judith Hadley deploys recent archaeological discoveries, alongside biblical material and nonbiblical inscriptions, to examine the evidence for the worship of Asherah as the partner of God in the Bible. She asks how Israelites construed the relationship between "Yahweh and his Asherah," and whether in fact the term referred to an object of worship rather than a female…  See more details below

Overview

Judith Hadley deploys recent archaeological discoveries, alongside biblical material and nonbiblical inscriptions, to examine the evidence for the worship of Asherah as the partner of God in the Bible. She asks how Israelites construed the relationship between "Yahweh and his Asherah," and whether in fact the term referred to an object of worship rather than a female deity. This is a well-crafted study that promises to make a significant contribution to the debate about the exact nature of Asherah and her significance in pre-exilic Israel and Judah.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521662352
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
University of Cambridge Oriental Publications Series, #57
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. An introduction to Asherah; 2. The Goddess Athirat; 3. Asherah in the Bible; 4. Inscription no 3 from Khirbet el-Qom; 5. The finds from Kuntillet 'Ajrud; 6. Other related finds; 7. Female figurines; 8. Summary of conclusions.

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