YVWH’s Wife

This is not news to religion scholars, but it’s interesting that Archaeology magazine’s March/April magazine carries an article on Hebrew polytheism, “The Lost Goddess of Israel.”

“Biblical scholars were at first reluctant to accept the pairing of Yahweh and Asherah. Those who were wont to take the biblical narrative at face value [as most Christian preachers do] were slow to accept artifacts as a refutation.”

In other words, all the monotheistic “Lord God of Israel” stuff is a rewrite of Israelite history by later monotheistic Jews after the 7th century BCE, particularly during the reign of King Josiah (639-609), who was severely anti-goddess-worship.