God was married.
Most of the Greek and Egyptian Gods were married. We know that Jesus might have been married as proved by a faded fourth-century fragment disclosed by a Harvard historian.
Containing just eight lines, the document, includes the words, “Jesus said to them, my wife”, and the sentence: “She will be able to be my disciple”. Written in the ancient Egyptian Coptic language, it also includes the phrases, “My mother gave to me life” and, “Mary is worthy of it”. The latter is likely to be seized upon as evidence that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. The finding was announced by Karen King, a professor of church history in Harvard’s divinity school, at an international congress on Coptic studies in Rome. (1)
What the Church and the Bible writers have tried to keep quite and thus hidden from the faithful is the fact that Bible God (Yahweh) “King of heaven” was married to Asherah “Queen of heaven”. Asherah's connection to Yahweh is spelled out in both the Bible and an 8th century B.C. inscription on pottery found in the Sinai desert at a site called Kuntillet Ajrudas and at Khirbet el-Qom. The book of Kings in the Bible suggests that Asherah was worshiped alongside Yahweh in his temple in Israel. The ancient Israelites were polytheists, with only a small minority worshiping Yahweh alone. King Hezekiah attempts a reform that removes the high places, cuts down the Asherah, etc. Yet Hezekiah's son, Manasseh sets up a graven image of Asherah in the Temple. (2)
In one jar fragment Yahweh is pictured with a big d..k and his arm around Asherah! The "sons of god" in Genesis 6:1-4 were their offspring. These "sons of god" became problematic to later monotheists so they reinterpreted them to be angels. What else are you going to do with obvious mythical divine beings like these and a divine family after rejecting your former polytheism to become monotheists? Religionists have been revising their religion from the beginning. (3)
Was God a polygamist or was he faithful to Asherah? In his new book called “God and Sex.” Michael Coogan describes the sex life of Yahweh in one chapter. Yes God had one, just like the other gods and goddesses of that era. The prophets Hosea, Jeremiah and Ezekiel tell us about their unfaithfulness to Yahweh their husband, and what he did to them as a punishment for their unfaithfulness. Ezekiel 16 and 23 contain "some of the most shocking and sexually explicit language in the Bible" Coogan tells us (p. 183). In this allegory, the unfaithful wives of Samaria and Jerusalem are brutally punished by their divine husband Yahweh. At one point he strips them before a mob.
Then comes a warning from Yahweh himself, that he did this so "that all women may be instructed not to act promiscuously as you did" (Ezek. 23:48). Coogan tells us the implication is that husbands "can and should imitate God, and wives should learn from the allegory." Thus these biblical depictions of Yahweh as "an insanely jealous and abusive husband" are very instructive of the power men had over their women.
Surely no omni benevolent God would ever couch his revelation in these particular cultural analogies that were destructive of women. Surely no omniscient God would do this knowing that in the 21st century people would rightfully rebel against such a concept of god as nothing but a fiction created by male chauvinist pigs. (4)
1 Kings 14:23-24
2 Kings 18
(3) Did God Have a Wife? by William G. Dever God and Sex. by Michael Coogan
(4) John W. Loftus
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