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Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah: The Evidence for a Hebrew Goddess (Judith M Hadley) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2000) 9780521662352
Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah: The Evidence for a Hebrew Goddess (Judith M Hadley) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2000) 9780521662352
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Title: The Cult of Asherah in Ancient Israel and Judah: The Evidence for a Hebrew Goddess

Author: Hadley, Judith M

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2000

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521662352

Volumes: 1; Pages: 282

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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.ContentsIntroduction1. An introduction to Asherah2. The Goddess Athirat3. Asherah in the Bible4. Inscription no 3 from Khirbet el-Qom5. The finds from Kuntillet 'Ajrud6. Other related finds7. Female figurines8. Summary of conclusions.Reviews"... Hadley explains her material in a clear, ordered fashion accesible to anyone with genereal knowledge of the field." Christine E. Gudorf, Journal of the American Academy of Religion"Hadley's critical command of previous studies is impressive; there are over six hundred items in her bibliography, most of which are cited within the text. Her greatest strength, however, lies in her personally revisiting virtually every previously published item germane to the discussion, checking out adventitious cracks and marks in inscriptions for possible earlier misinterpretations, and examinating graffiti for the sequence strokes, overlays, and interrelationships." The Catholic Biblical Quaterly 2001Email friend about this title Email friend about this title
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