“Kings of People Shall Be of Her:” Sarah, the Hebrew Female God

Dvora Lederman Daniely


The article refers to the findings of Kuntillet Ajrud (inscriptions and drawings) in which, according to some scholars, there is evidence that the religion of Ancient Israel incorporated the worship of a female God, as the consort of Yahweh. The evidence shows that the inscription refers to a figure mentioned in the biblical story as Israel's first matriarch, Sarah. The details implied in the biblical text, as well as the narrative intersections and parallels from the Mesopotamian mythology, prove that there is a high probability that the worldly Sarah was in fact originally the symbol of a Hebrew female god figure – the spouse of the male God, Yahweh.

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