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The cult of Asherah in ancient Israel and Judah : evidence for a Hebrew goddess

Author: Judith M Hadley
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: University of Cambridge oriental publications, no. 57.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation into the evidence for the worhip of Asherah in pre-exilic Israel and Judah.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Aschirat.; Aschera; Asherah; Ashtart, (divinité sémitique)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith M Hadley
ISBN: 0521662354 9780521662352
OCLC Number: 40948461
Description: xv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Who or what is asherah? --
Asherah as merely an object --
Asherah as both a goddess and her image --
W.L. Reed --
T. Yamashita --
T.A. Holland --
A.L. Perlman --
J.R. Engle --
U. Winter --
S.M. Olyan --
R.J. Pettey --
W.A. Maier III --
S. Schroer --
S.A. Wiggins --
R. Hunziker-Rodewald --
C. Frevel --
Final remarks --
The goddess Athirat --
Athirat in the Ugaritic literature --
Baal's house --
The Keret epic --
The origin and etymology of Athirat --
Possible origin of the goddess --
Etymology --
Asherah in the Bible --
The deuteronomistic influence --
Asherim and Josiah's reform --
The use of the definite article with asherah --
Passages which may mention the goddess --
Judges iii 7 --
I Kings xv 13 and II Chronicles xv 16 --
I Kings xviii 19 --
II Kings xxi 7 --
II Kings xxiii 4-7 --
Two passages which may allude to the goddess --
Hosea xiv 9 (Eng. 8) --
Amos viii 14 --
Inscription no. 3 from Khirbet el-Qom --
Word dividers --
The hand --
The finds from Kuntillet Ajrud --
The nature of the site --
The inscriptions --
Inscription on plaster --
The drawings --
The 'Bes' figures --
The lyre player --
Other related finds --
The finds from Lachish --
The Late Bronze Age ewer --
Other finds --
The Pella cult stands --
The Taanach cult stands --
'Lapp's' stand --
'Sellin's' stand --
The Ekron inscription --
The Jerusalem pomegranate --
Female figurines --
Plaque figurines --
'Concubine' figurines --
'Goddess' figurines --
Pillar figurines.
Series Title: University of Cambridge oriental publications, no. 57.
Responsibility: Judith M. Hadley.
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'An excellent work, the best of the half-dozen works on Asherah available in English.' Expository Times

 
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