Yahweh and his consort Asherah

Yahweh and his consort Asherah

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#1 Jul 16, 2013
"Encyclopedia
asherah

ancient West Semitic goddess, consort of the supreme god. Her principal epithet was probably "She Who Walks on the Sea." She was occasionally called Elath (Elat), "the Goddess," and may have also been called Qudshu, "Holiness." According to texts from Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra, Syria), Asherah's consort was El, and by him she was the mother of 70 gods. As mother goddess she was widely worshiped throughout Syria and Palestine, although she was frequently paired with Baal, who often took the place of El; as Baal's consort, Asherah was usually given the name Baalat. Inscriptions from two locations in southern Palestine seem to indicate that she was also worshiped as the consort of Yahweh.

Learn more about Asherah with a free trial on Britannica.com .

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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http://news.discovery.com/history/religion/go...

I am glad this is solved.

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#2 Jul 16, 2013
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#3 Jul 16, 2013
The WEB helps.

I personally enjoy History and can't go looking for antiquities as in ages ago.

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#4 Jul 16, 2013
http://www.northernway.org/presentations/godw...

"God Has a Wife! Unveiling Goddess in Judeo Christianity, Islam and Around the World." It has 22 slides. Very nice to see.
Rest my case

Charlotte, NC

#5 Jul 17, 2013
You are a freak. You copy and paste like a three year old. If you accept this foolish garbage you will certainly deserve what you get for glorifying it instead of God. I no longer feel sorry for your screwed up family history. You bring it up on yourself just like Sodom and Gomorrah did.

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#6 Jul 17, 2013
Some people aren't scholars. Have you not thought of 'trees'. Tree of Life? World Tree? People of the past is where we come from. Learning History especially Archaeology is very rewarding.

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#7 Jul 17, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_archaeol...

List of archaeological sites in Tennessee

Before school begins, look over this list and take a trip with your family or friends and enjoy what has been discovered in TN.
No doubt about you

Kansas City, MO

#8 Jul 17, 2013
MillsFamily wrote:
Some people aren't scholars. Have you not thought of 'trees'. Tree of Life? World Tree? People of the past is where we come from. Learning History especially Archaeology is very rewarding.
You certainly ain't one. Learning about our history is one thing, believing in unproven controversies is quite another. To post and promote such anti-Christian ideas is promoting Satan's evilness. You worship trees (ancestry worship). God said not to do that. Why do you believe in these things??? I can understand un-godly people questioning Christians and their beliefs in the 'guy in the sky' because they can't accept what they can't see, but to believe in concepts that have ZERO historical proof, are known to contain proven lies, false data, stuffed with conjecture... I can only assume you are mentally deficient or just evil minded, but you certainly cannot be a loyal dedicated daughter of God. You never give reasons of why you post these conspiracies, it is as if you just hope to spread the lies to mislead unsuspecting unbelievers in hopes to dissuade them from looking into Christianity or it is a sad attempt to spread deceit and doubt into the minds of young believers.

Jesus said it is better to have a millstone wrapped around your neck and tossed into the ocean than to trip up the young believers. I would not want to be in your shoes when you face your judgement. I hope you are a mental idiot and somehow knew God before you jumped into the deep end of the cesspool. Maybe God will overlook it. But after reading this, if you have any capacity to understand your actions and don't change, you can't tell God you were not warned.
No doubt about you

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#9 Jul 17, 2013
MillsFamily wrote:
"Encyclopedia
asherah
ancient West Semitic goddess, consort of the supreme god. Her principal epithet was probably "She Who Walks on the Sea." She was occasionally called Elath (Elat), "the Goddess," and may have also been called Qudshu, "Holiness." According to texts from Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra, Syria), Asherah's consort was El, and by him she was the mother of 70 gods. As mother goddess she was widely worshiped throughout Syria and Palestine, although she was frequently paired with Baal, who often took the place of El; as Baal's consort, Asherah was usually given the name Baalat. Inscriptions from two locations in southern Palestine seem to indicate that she was also worshiped as the consort of Yahweh.
Learn more about Asherah with a free trial on Britannica.com .
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source"
http://news.discovery.com/history/religion/go...
I am glad this is solved.
For anyone looking into this, these are unproven lies and stretched conjecture. Asherah was a idol of worship by Canaanites representing a goddess. Canaanites were a constant thorn in God's side throughout the old Testament and many times He ordered the Jews to drive them out from the promise land. They repeatedly failed to follow that directive and paid dearly for it. But there has NEVER been any removal of any scripture depicting a wife of God from the Hebrew Holy Scripture. In fact, God commanded the Jews to never married a Canaanite. The Asherites lived amongst them.
Idol worship

Columbia, TN

#10 Jul 17, 2013
No doubt about you wrote:
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You certainly ain't one. Learning about our history is one thing, believing in unproven controversies is quite another. To post and promote such anti-Christian ideas is promoting Satan's evilness. You worship trees (ancestry worship). God said not to do that...
...Jesus said it is better to have a millstone wrapped around your neck and tossed into the ocean than to trip up the young believers. I would not want to be in your shoes when you face your judgement. I hope you are a mental idiot and somehow knew God before you jumped into the deep end of the cesspool. Maybe God will overlook it. But after reading this, if you have any capacity to understand your actions and don't change, you can't tell God you were not warned.
Here is where these heretics get their drive on this false story:

"What remains of God’s purported other half are clues in ancient texts, amulets and figurines unearthed primarily in an ancient Canaanite coastal city, now in modern-day Syria. Inscriptions on pottery found in the Sinai desert also show Yahweh and Asherah were worshipped as a pair, and a passage in the Book of Kings mentions the goddess as being housed in the temple of Yahweh." That is only proof the Canaanites worshiped idols, and that the Hebrews disobeyed God. That we already know from the bible. It proves nothing else.

One, if God did have a wife, why would He care about it? If certain small Hebrew scripture is being questioned, namely in Kings, why would there be so much negativity surrounding it throughout the OT? This is speculation by ONE man, namely Francesca Stavrakopoulou. He even says, "After years of research specializing in the history and religion of Israel, however, I have come to a colorful and what could seem, to some, uncomfortable conclusion that God had a wife." He came to a conclusion based on what? Speculation, and pottery. But it does far more damage...

He sews together unearthed pottery, and more to create this controversy. And yet, what does it even prove? It does nothing to change who God is according to Jewish/Christian beliefs.
What it DOES do is cause others to wonder, gee... did the male writers of the OT lie about God having a wife? If so, what else did they lie about? And if they did.... WHOA!!! Maybe the whole thing is a lie!

So now they are taking Hebrew text that has existed for thousands of years, widely accepted, and using unsubstantiated speculation to call it a lie. Yes indeed, the evil minded God haters are coming on strong and doing what they can to fool the world. Well where did God say this would happen... Oh yeah, he said:

Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

See anybody in this that you know??
Idol worship

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#11 Jul 17, 2013
MillsFamily wrote:
http://andrewstehlik.blogspot. com/2012/03/did-yhwh-have-wife .html
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More lies. Anyone who is reading this be sure to realized it is based on unproven speculation. Be sure to research the other side of the story, namely the truth. Be sure to check the sources. This MillsFamily woman is known to believe and accept anti-Christian ideas such as other religions leading to Heaven such as Islam that is well known to contradict Christianity.
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#12 Jul 17, 2013
MillsFamily wrote:
http://www.northernway.org/pre sentations/godwife/1.html
"God Has a Wife! Unveiling Goddess in Judeo Christianity, Islam and Around the World." It has 22 slides. Very nice to see.
This was written by Dr. Rev. Katia Romanoff who is a parapsychologist, symbologist, holistic counselor, and director of the Esoteric Theological Seminary since its establishment in 1987. She believes in a lot of anti-Christian nonsense. She certainly is a crack-pot and heretic. She has zero credentials in the real world. For her it is all about M-O-N-E-Y. For $150 she will help make anyone an Ordained Minister.

Being of Esoteric means: Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest. In other words she doesn't have many who back up her beliefs. If you buy anything this woman says, you also will likely buy the UFOs, fairies, and unicorns.
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#13 Jul 17, 2013
Shame on the MillsFamily!! How will you be remembered by your ancestors? I wonder what your family thinks of you today? I prayed for you just the same. I prayed that God somehow finds a way to open your mind and remove the hate you harbor for those around you.

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#14 Jul 17, 2013
http://fairypage.webs.com/judaism.htm

"To let you know a little bit about myself briefly, I received my PhD in Archaeological Judeo-Christian studies from Harvard in 1981 and for the past 22 years I have been working with the theme of Asherah as Mother Goddess in the Middle East."

"It seems that people are made with a psychological longing to believe in a divine mother and father, and no matter how different religions try to suppress that desire, it will never be completely silenced. Asherah is just one such example."
Idol worship

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#15 Jul 17, 2013
MillsFamily wrote:
http://fairypage.webs.com/juda ism.htm
"To let you know a little bit about myself briefly, I received my PhD in Archaeological Judeo-Christian studies from Harvard in 1981 and for the past 22 years I have been working with the theme of Asherah as Mother Goddess in the Middle East."
"It seems that people are made with a psychological longing to believe in a divine mother and father, and no matter how different religions try to suppress that desire, it will never be completely silenced. Asherah is just one such example."
And you are the fool to believe that. Are you accepting the lie because you do not accept Jesus for who he is? This is what I suspect because no one who truly believes in Jesus and Christianity could accept what you just said. Yes, all are created with the knowledge of God. We are also created with free will to accept Him or reject Him. No one, not even any "god" religion tries to suppress that, only those evil enough will attempt to say there is no God at all.

That does not make all religions equal and they are NOT! Common sense alone shows us that they are at odds with each other. And this would not be a problem if you were not pretending to be a Christian by reciting the Bible and using the name of Jesus. If they are at odds with each other, that shows us that we must decide which are true and which are not.(Only one is true). If one accepts Jesus and Christianity, they cannot accept idol worship such as Asherah. It is against what Jesus preached and how he lived. It is against what God the Father commanded the Hebrews.

Just because a person has a PHd does not mean they know what they are talking about. A Phd is only a degree that says someone has book smarts and can past tests about a certain subject such as archeology. It does not mean the person understands what archeological finds they dig up are telling them. It does not mean they can't be wrong. It does not mean they are not capable of stretching the truth or even outright lying. Many, many Phd's have been caught lying, committing crimes, presenting false papers and more. You take too much stalk in an academic label. It means nothing. You must step back and see the big picture.

There are so many red flags on what you are presenting, it is not even worth it to me to look to deep into what you are presenting. It's hogwash. The minute I find discrepancies I will walk away from it. But not you. You wouldn't know a discrepancy if it slapped you in the face. I know this just from what you have presented. You are gullible. Too gullible if you ask me. And if that is not the case you may be just wanting to fool others. If that is not the case, you have some sort of degraded mental intelligence. A low IQ if you will.

Just know, your days are numbered. The day you take your last breath is on the horizon. Where will you go then? Will God, who warned you not follow them, do not worship other gods, do not worship idols accept you? If you think you are a Christian, you are in serious trouble. No one, including me can tell you what your outcome will be. I do know that because I believe in the true Son of God the Father, I only want to please Him. What you are doing is not pleasing Him by any stretch of the imagination.

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#16 Jul 17, 2013
What's with the negativity,folks?
I am who I am.
I have an open mind.
What I posted is not offending me.
I am content.
Why the negativity?
Why the judgments?
There was a time in History for all things, past.
My typing here is becoming a past.
I just don't get why the personal attacks about my faith.
I don't live as a religious fanatic.
If I PRAY FOR THE SICK OR MISSING, I get attacked.
If I REPORT DISCOVERIES IN HISTORIES, just look what you all did!
I am who I am so if you don't like me for what I post, then you find some topic to express yourself.
I will continue being me.

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#17 Jul 17, 2013
"The Bible also reveals “that the worship of Asherah, which had been popular among the Hebrew tribes for three centuries,was introduced into the Jerusalem Temple by King Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, in or about 928 BCE.... of the 370 years during which the Solomonic Temple stood in Jerusalem the statue of Asherah was present in the Temple, and her worship was a part of the legitimate religion approved and led by the king, the court, and the priesthood, for no less than 236 years (almost two-thirds of the time).” The Hebrew Goddess"

People. This happened. How old is AMERICA? That is why the people told Jeremiah off. Read Jeremiah 44:16-18. Think, if we in this Nation were permitted to do what those worshipers did for long as them and some NEW CHANGE hits the fan, just HOW WOULD WE REACT?
God Bless.
Idol worship

Columbia, TN

#18 Jul 17, 2013
MillsFamily wrote:
What's with the negativity,folks?
I am who I am.
I have an open mind.
What I posted is not offending me.
I am content.
Why the negativity?
Why the judgments?
There was a time in History for all things, past.
My typing here is becoming a past.
I just don't get why the personal attacks about my faith.
I don't live as a religious fanatic.
If I PRAY FOR THE SICK OR MISSING, I get attacked.
If I REPORT DISCOVERIES IN HISTORIES, just look what you all did!
I am who I am so if you don't like me for what I post, then you find some topic to express yourself.
I will continue being me.
As long as you continue to post your opinion I shall do likewise. Why the negativity? Why the judgments? Because you have offended my God and you have offended me. You have posted lies and heresy. That belongs to no faith. Show me one church who believes the things you do.

I am not attacking your faith, I am defending mine. You won't find any real Christian who will agree with what you are posting. But you might fool the unsuspecting, they young and those who are not sure yet what to believe.

As long as you use the Bible, and or Christianity or Judaism to spread the lies of your faith, I will continue to do the work the Lord allows me too. If you wish to continue offending me, I will continue to show others where your faults are and let them judge for themselves who is telling lies and spreading fabrications. I am just at a lost as to why you would want to mislead others about a God you claim to know. I am baffled as to why you would not want to seek the truth and reject obvious heresy. It must not be that important to you. It is your soul. I respect your freewill decisions, but I won't roll over and let you disrespect my Lord. I'll be around a lot longer than you. Trust me. I am young and in great health.
Idol worship

Columbia, TN

#19 Jul 17, 2013
MillsFamily wrote:
"The Bible also reveals “that the worship of Asherah, which had been popular among the Hebrew tribes for three centuries,was introduced into the Jerusalem Temple by King Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, in or about 928 BCE.... of the 370 years during which the Solomonic Temple stood in Jerusalem the statue of Asherah was present in the Temple, and her worship was a part of the legitimate religion approved and led by the king, the court, and the priesthood, for no less than 236 years (almost two-thirds of the time).” The Hebrew Goddess"
People. This happened. How old is AMERICA? That is why the people told Jeremiah off. Read Jeremiah 44:16-18. Think, if we in this Nation were permitted to do what those worshipers did for long as them and some NEW CHANGE hits the fan, just HOW WOULD WE REACT?
God Bless.
Go read the rest of Jeremiah 44. What did God say to them and do to them when they refused to stop worshiping their Asherah? Before hand, he through them out of the promise land and back into Egypt. And that is where they perished by sword and famine until all but a remnant of Judah was destroyed.
Idol worship

Columbia, TN

#20 Jul 17, 2013
MillsFamily wrote:
... and her worship was a part of the legitimate religion approved and led by the king, the court, and the priesthood, for no less than 236 years (almost two-thirds of the time).” The Hebrew Goddess"
People. This happened. How old is AMERICA? That is why the people told Jeremiah off. Read Jeremiah 44:16-18. Think, if we in this Nation were permitted to do what those worshipers did for long as them and some NEW CHANGE hits the fan, just HOW WOULD WE REACT?
God Bless.
From Exodus to Micah God warned them to stop worshiping the idols and Asherah poles. The suffered the consequences and now here you are attempting to make it sound like it was a good thing to do. Did you never teach your children that just because there friends did something wrong doesn't make it right?

The head of Israel was not any King, it wsa God. Asherah was NOT a legitimate religion approved by God!!!! THIS is what GOD said:
Exodus 34:13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.

Deuteronomy 7:5 This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire.

Deuteronomy 16:21-22
Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole beside the altar you build to the Lord your God, and do not erect a sacred stone, for these the Lord your God hates.[Hates! Got that???]

Judges 3:7
The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord; they forgot the Lord their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs.[They did EVIL, got it??]

1 Kings 14:15 And the Lord will strike Israel, so that it will be like a reed swaying in the water. He will uproot Israel from this good land that he gave to their ancestors and scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, because they aroused the Lord’s anger by making Asherah poles.[See any approval there???]

1 Kings 16:33 Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to arouse the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, than did all the kings of Israel before him.

1 Kings 18:19 Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”[Oh, Jezebel... you remember that name, right? You use to use it.]

2 Chronicles 24:18 They abandoned the temple of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and worshiped Asherah poles and idols. Because of their guilt, God’s anger came on Judah and Jerusalem.

AND SOMETHING PROPHESIED HAPPENED!!

All the way until the time of Christ, Israel waxed God's anger by worshiping idols and the Asherah pole. Not one time was God happy with it. For all that time Israel suffered for those sins. Only for the periods when they tore down the poles and went back to worshiping God did they prosper. Are you prospering?

Micah 5 The coming of Christ

"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites.

“In that day,” declares the Lord,“I will destroy your horses from among you and demolish your chariot. I will destroy the cities of your land and tear down all your strongholds. I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells. I will destroy your idols and your sacred stones from among you; you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands. I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles when I demolish your cities. I will take vengeance in anger and wrath on the nations that have not obeyed me.”

Do you see anywhere that Asherah worshiping was a good thing???

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