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 e-book are that or extra divinities wearing an identical identify yet separated by means of a number of hundred years should not unavoidably to be pointed out; that Asherah will not be a reputation, yet really a identify, carried via the most goddess in historical Syria-Palestine; that the Asherah of the previous testomony and the Israelite texts used to be 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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Extra info for Asherah: Goddesses in Ugarit, Israel & the Old Testament
The texts dealt with are all the extant texts using the word atrt that I have been able to find—in practice this means the texts listed by Whitaker. All texts are transcribed from the autograph in CTU and have been translated by the present author. Deviations from the standard text-versions—CTA, KTU and UT—are recorded in the notes on each text. 2. 1. The opinions of other scholars on this subject are only referred to in this chapter, inasmuch as they have any relevance to the interpretation of any given epithet, or to Asherah's place in the Ugaritic pantheon.
Autograph:: iqran. i< >m. n'mU< >Dm. 18. bn ym could be translated as 'sons of the sea'. I have chosen to disregard the reconstruction appearing in CTA, KTU and UT: agzrym. This is not just because it is a reconstruction, but also because there seems to be widespread disagreement on what exactly the root gzr means. 19. Bauer (sec. CTA):
Unfortunately, I am unable to give any kind of answer. Tigay does not list the remaining names, nor does he give us the sum of them, the only information found in the book is that: 'the names of more than 1200 pre-exilic Israelites are known from Hebrew inscriptions and foreign inscriptions referring to Israel' (Tigay 1986: 9). Presumably, then, the 'other names' include more than 444 persons. 9 per cent are nonyahwistic (Tigay 1986: 15). 17 15. Tigay 1986: 12: 'Of all the remaining names, most mention no deity at all.
Asherah: Goddesses in Ugarit, Israel & the Old Testament by Tilde Binger