A Temple Built for Two
Did Yahweh Share a Throne with His Consort Asherah?
First Publication: A Newly Discovered House Shrine
Should We Ignore Unprovenanced Artifacts?
A long, sometimes bitter debate has been going on in BAR as to whether Yahweh, the God of ancient Israel, had a consort. One of America’s most prominent Biblical archaeologists, William G. Dever, says that in popular religion he sometimes did. Others question Dever’s evidence, even doubting his concept of “popular religion.” a
Another kind of …