By Tilde Binger
A accomplished dialogue of texts in regards to the goddess Asherah, as she is portrayed in texts from Ugarit (both epic and formality texts, in addition to the lists of sacrifices), Israel (the Khirbet el-Qom and Kuntillet Ajrud inscriptions) and the previous testomony. the most theses of the ebook are that or extra divinities wearing an analogous identify yet separated by way of a number of hundred years usually are not inevitably to be pointed out; that Asherah may not be a reputation, yet particularly a name, carried via the most goddess in historical Syria-Palestine; that the Asherah of the previous testomony and the Israelite texts was once certainly the consort of Yahweh; and that the connection among the text-groups mentioned is of a nature that calls for nice warning, if one needs to paintings relatively with them.
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Asherah in Ugarit 51 whether Asherah, as qnyt Urn, really has created all the gods, including El. The general scholarship on Ugaritic mythology presupposes a more or less normal marriage between El and Asherah, including a traditional Western and Christian pattern of gender roles. 37 If we look at the problem 'mythologically', Greek mythology has a creatress making the world; she has her first children without any consort, she then rules the gods and her consort, who is her son. This is likewise more or less the case in Enuma Elish, where Tiamat bears the first gods on her own, and initially rules with her eldest son at her side.
Asherah's consort in Ugarit is 'the bull El'. 33. 24. 34. As mentioned above, the goddess Tiamat features in Enuma Elish. In Greek mythology, the identity of the creatress is dependent on which mythological 'school' one belongs to. She could be Eurynome, splitting the waters or Thetys—a seagoddess—who created the gods together with Oceanus; she is also called 'night', , jklkor 'Mother Earth' (cf. Graves 1985 §§1-3). 50 Asherah years'. O. Hvidberg-Hansen that 'father of years' should properly be written ab $nt, with a feminine ending (KML, II, 32 n.
I04-105. 31. The agreement with regards to the names used in the different categories of 38 Asherah this is the case, we have no idea why the epic texts were written at all. 3. Epigraphic Material from the 'Israelite' Area When one wants to deal with archaeological material from the Israelite area, in particular the epigraphic part of it, one stumbles upon a number of problems that are only partly related to the material itself. if, that is, the material is published within something resembling a sensible time-frame.
Asherah: Goddesses in Ugarit, Israel & the Old Testament by Tilde Binger