Tag: judean pillar figurines

Hezekiah’s Religious Reform—In the Bible and Archaeology

06/09 | One of the most significant changes in the religious life of ancient Israel occurred during the reign of the Judahite king Hezekiah, in the late eighth century B.C.E. According to   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel.

Asherah and the Asherim: Goddess or Cult Symbol?

06/03 | Who is Asherah? What is asherah? The reference may be to a particular goddess, a class of goddess or a cult symbol used to represent the goddess. It is sometimes   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible, The Ancient Near Eastern World.

Puzzling Finds from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud

05/20 | “Yahweh and his Asherah” is written across the top of this eighth-century B.C. drawing on a ceramic pithos from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud in the eastern Sinai. Some scholars have theorized that   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Artifacts, Biblical Sites & Places.


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