Skip to comments.Finds in Israel add weight to theory God “had wife”
Posted on 09/18/2013 12:19:58 PM PDT by the scotsman
'Female figurines and inscribed prayers to a "divine couple" found in temples in Israel suggest that the one God of the Bible may not have been entirely alone.
A recent excavation in Tel Motza, not far from Jerusalem, found what archaeologists believe to have been a ritual building - with clay figures of animals and men from the time of the First Temple, according to Israel's Haaretz news site.
The find suggests that Iron Age religion in the area around Jerusalem may not have been monotheistic just before the time the Hebrew Bible the basis of the Old Testament - started to be written.
Now experts are increasingly suggesting that far from there being one God, there were many.
One expert, Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou of the University of Exeter, says there is increasing evidence of Israelites worshipping several gods - including one who may have been seen as Yahwehs wife.'
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Well John Titor (time traveler from Art Ball’s show) did say that our whole notion of God changed when The Ark of the Covenant was found in Ethiopia
at ONE POINT the Israelites worshipped a Golden Calf.
not a long lived form of Worship and the Calf was never *a* God
That was the same thing I was thinking. It only took them a few years before they built a golden calf despite the miracles they had seen.
Depictions of G_d were not allowed in the Jewish faith.
Bad Media again. They do not seem to read scripture.
In 1 Kings chapter 18, Elijah slew 450 prophets of Baal.
This does not disprove but rather offers some proof to the accounts of the Bible.
excuse me for not replying sooner...I was REMOTE VIEWING the Ark.
It is in fact..... now in George Lucas’s Basement....
So like no other people lived in that area the same time Jews did? No other cultures? And the OT was not "started to be written" as though it is one book. I love these moronic "experts" -
Oh here we go with this blasphemous crap again.
Satan had a wife too, I think she was called the Lilith
these proofs....are hilarious
eventually even Richard-I was Fondled By a Pedophile- Dawkins...will come to know who GOD is
Are these people totally ignorant of history?
So, since they worshipped Baal, Molech, and Astoreth, I guess we can assume their existence is a fact, too. /s
Israel was God’s bride - but she proved herself an ungrateful harlot.
The Old Testament is basically an account of how Israel went off the rails over and over again. So it’s not surprising that they find archaeological evidence of Israel’s idolatry.
And there is all that mention of the asherah poles that had to be taken down.
I have a 2.5 hour round trip commute every day. I’ve been listening to the OT from cover to cover over the last few weeks. It’s really amazing to get it read to you like a book. It comes across very differently from when you are studying it through reading. I’m up to Ezekiel 16 so far.
And I was thinking just what you posted when I read the article.
Rewriting history is a never ending job.
The next thing you know someone will be finding new rights written in invisible ink in the US Constitution.
is it still there?
let me know...
Pretty much. IIRC, treating Yahweh as a member of a pantheon of false gods was one of the ways Israel fell into idolatry. I think Asherah had something to do with it.
Something about “I am who I am” doesn’t sound married.
Depictions of G_d were not allowed in the Jewish faith.
The kind of analysis one would expect from a complete imbecile!
The worship of Ishtar was big back then.
Ping for later
They could have saved themselves a lot of trouble and simply read the Book of Kings.
Has nothing to do with the God of the Bible and everything to do with Baal and his wife.
Anyone who reads the Bible diligently knows that the Canaanite gods, who were a “divine couple”, were not driven form the land until after the return from the Babylonian exile.
If even then.
Ya can check out Dr. Heiser's work on the Diving Council for more info.
"[The divine council is] the heavenly host, the pantheon of divine beings who administer the affairs of the cosmos. All ancient Mediterranean cultures had some conception of a divine council. The divine council of Israelite religion, known primarily through the psalms, was distinct in important ways."
>> “Depictions of G_d were not allowed in the Jewish faith.” <<
Aww, c’mon, don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story.
What does God need with a star ship?
Do they found reference to The Queen of Heaven.
Maybe they’ll figure out that she is Asherah?
Clueless “archeologists” who know nothing of the material they are looking at.
i thought her name was Hillary Michelle???
Yeah, and mobile debice helpfully autocowreckded “So” to “Do” for some stupid reason.
We’ll never hear them admit that they’re looking at Canaanite cross pollination.
I believe there are translations of the Bible that say “we created the Earth”.
also don’t forget all around them were pagan religions that did worship female deities.
Solomon for crying out loud worshipped other gods. Plenty of wicked israelite kings after Solomon worshipped other gods.
It wouldn’t be surprising if they altered images and added figures to carvings.
It’s hardly mind-blowing. It is to be expected given the history recounted in the Bible.
a symbol of the entire human race.
WRONG. Her name was Karen. I dated her before she married Satan.
Yeah, that was kind of, oh, I don’t know, most of the OT.
Indeed. The complaints about Solomons foreign wives was really a complaint about the installment of idols in the temple area.
This is where the baby killers came up with the name “Lilith Fair” for that concert series.
Baal, is IIRC the Hebrew for Husband. The earth-mother was who Baal was united with.
The rain (semen) from the sky god would fall onto the earth mother, making her fruitful. The dead would be buried (as seeds) in the ground to gain eternal life.
It was derived from Osiris/Isis cults in Egypt. Oh, they had a son too.
Christianity has a Father (Jehovah) Mother (Holy Spirit) and Son (Jesus) also.
She describes herself as “an atheist with huge respect for religion”
So basically like a vegan studying history of human carnivore eating habits.
I was thinking the same thing. Didn't this author bother to read the Bible? God has chosen the people of Israel. He extends the hand of mercy by rescuing them from Egypt. Within two months they have built a Golden Calf. God punishes them. They repent - for awhile. They return to idolatry. Repeat cycle... Until He sends His Son and shortly thereafter destroys the Temple and Jerusalem (the second time).
But you are right, the Prophets (speaking the Word of God) are constantly telling the people to stop committing spiritual adultery by worshiping these idols...
1 Kings 11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
1 Kings 11:33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
2 Kings 17:16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
Jeremiah 19:12-13 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet: And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
Acts 7:41-43 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Of course we all need to tear down our own idols.