The Hebrew Goddess

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Wayne State University Press, 1990 - Religion - 368 pages
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The Hebrew Goddess demonstrates that the Jewish religion, far from being pure monotheism, contained from earliest times strong polytheistic elements, chief of which was the cult of the mother goddess. Lucidly written and richly illustrated, this third edition contains new chapters of the Shekhina.
  

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Review: The Hebrew Goddess (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology)

User Review  - Steve Cran - Goodreads

Many people may not know it but the Jewish religon through out it's history worshipped a Goddess or at least a feminine life force. First it started out with the worshiping of a Canaanite Goddess ... Read full review

Review: The Hebrew Goddess (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology)

User Review  - Sharon Buchbinder - Goodreads

An excellent, in-depth examination of the female goddesses influences on the Yahweh worship and the Jewish religion. The author integrates detailed, scholarly material that gives any reader, not just ... Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
13
Preface to the Third Enlarged Edition
19
The Goddess Asherah
34
AstarteAnath
54
The Cherubim
67
Conclusion
94
The Kabbalistic Tetrad
112
Illustrations follow page
134
The Tihudim Today
189
Tihudim for Their Own Sake
195
The Shekhina as Maggid and Vision
202
Lilith
221
Lilith and Naamah
241
Liliths Triumph and End
249
The SabbathVirgin
255
Conclusion
277

MatronitThe Goddess
135
The Myth of God and the Shekhina 755
155
TihudimUnifications
161
The Kawanot of Luria
168
Hasidic Masters on the Tihudim
174
Notes
295
Bibliography
339
Index
351
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Raphael Patai (1911-1996) was a prominent cultural anthropologist, historian, and biblical scholar of international reputation. He was the author of more than three dozen books on Jewish and Arab culture, history, politics, psychology, and folklore.

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