Yahweh was a Cannanite god Ashtoreth his wife...before the Jews!! Unreal!

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  • Witness My Fury
    Witness My Fury

    A History of God (K.Armstrong) is a very good book. I dont recall it mentioned much about this topic though but then I may have forgotten it. I'm pretty sure it's in her book The Bible - The Biography though.

    Hamster show us yer stuff please...

  • mrsjones5

    I got a link that seems to be a good start:

    " Ugarit and the Bible

    ASSIGNMENT: Read Coogan and Gordon; then read the following lectures.

    1. Introduction.

    The ancient Canaanite city-state of Ugarit is of utmost importance for those who study the Old Testament. The literature of the city and the theology contained therein go a very long way in helping us to understand the meaning of various Biblical passages as well as aiding us in deciphering difficult Hebrew words. Ugarit was at its political, religious and economic height around the 12th century BCE and thus its period of greatness corresponds with the entry of Israel into Canaan.

    Why should people interested in the Old Testament want to know about this city and its inhabitants? Simply because when we listen to their voices we hear echoes of the Old Testament itself. Several of the Psalms were simply adapted from Ugaritic sources; the story of the flood has a near mirror image in Ugaritic literature; and the language of the Bible is greatly illuminated by the language of Ugarit. For instance, look at M. Dahood’s brilliant commentary on the Psalms in the Anchor Bible series for the necessity of Ugaritic for accurate Biblical exegesis. (N.B., for a more thorough discussion of the language of Ugarit, the student is advised to take the course titled “Ugaritic Grammar” offered by this institution).

    In short, when one has well in hand the literature and theology of Ugarit, one is well on the way to being able to comprehend some of the most important ideas contained in the Old Testament. For this reason it is worthwhile that we pursue this topic..."


  • EntirelyPossible

    Israel Finkelstein's book is also excellent.

  • Doubting Bro
    Doubting Bro

    Mrs Jones, that's a very interesting link! Thanks for posting it.

  • mrsjones5

    Which book?

  • Dagney

    I remember at 13 reading a quasi porno book that belonged to my gf's dad, who was in the navy, about Ashtoreth. Being a JW and recognizing some of the historical detail, I thought to myself..."hmmm....."

  • hamsterbait

    I just bumped a thread from 4 years ago YHWH minor canaanite god and the ugaritic texts.

    Haws some very good input from Leo.

    Google Ugaritic Texts


  • EntirelyPossible
  • mrsjones5

    Cool, was reading about the book on wiki. Might check and see if my library has it. It seems interesting.

  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    It is my observation that people do not really want to follow archeological evidence wherever it leads whether they are biblically oriented or academics. Humans form an idea and want to stick to it and anyone who upsets the applecart gets criticism. i'm not sure what happened here or what we really are but I'm interested in the search and archeological finds are fascinating and mysteries are plentiful.

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