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Bibil Identifier bibil:203296
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) A Reassessment of Asherah
Title (English, ) With Further Considerations of the Goddess
Author Wiggins, Steve A.
Series Gorgias Ugaritic Studies (Volume: 2)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 1993
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 1993
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 53095
Place 299.26
Publishing house Gorgias Press
Place Piscataway
ISBN 978-1-59333-717-9
Edition number 2
Language English
Pages xxiv Pages
365 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Reprint
Notes 1st Gorgias Press edition.
Abstract One of the most popular goddesses from the ancient world is Asherah. She appears everywhere from the Bible to novels and comic books. The facts about Asherah, however, are often overlooked. In this edition of Wiggins’ 1993 study of the goddess, the author’s articles and book reviews concerning the goddess have been added to his original book. To date, this monograph contains the only full-length treatment of the Ugaritic material on Asherah in addition to a comprehensive examination of the textual sources from the Hebrew Bible, ancient Mesopotamia, Epigraphic South Arabian and Hittite sources, as well as the intriguing Hebrew inscriptions that perhaps mention the goddess. The original text of the monograph is supplemented by articles that update the ever-expanding bibliography on the goddess and that deal with iconographic representations and Asherah’s supposed associations with trees, snakes, and lions. Gorgias Press is pleased to bring back into print this study on a timely subject.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ashera
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Ugarit : Religion
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