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by Arthur Frederick Ide




Examines the evolution of monotheism and the forces of sex that propelled it out of pantheons and pantries, overturning alters of foreign gods, pogroming pagan priests in genocidic wars while reshaping Hebrew theology and emasculating the good of human sexuality on the altar of religion.
Download Yahweh's Wife: Sex in the Evolution of Monotheism : A Study of Yahweh, Asherah, Ritual Sodomy and Temple Prostitution (Woman in History) epub
ISBN: 0930383230
ISBN13: 978-0930383237
Category: Religion
Author: Arthur Frederick Ide
Language: English
Publisher: Monument Pr (October 1, 1991)
Pages: 112 pages
ePUB size: 1398 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Xig
This is a passionate, very direct, and sometimes harsh assessment of the conflict in the Old Testament between the Levites and their Jerusalem Temple, and all others. It is a breakthrough work quoted extensively by others for its outstanding insights. It is also deep convincing. I recommend it highly for anyone interested in the ancient Near East, Biblical Studies and Qabalah.
Arar
Yahweh's Wife by Arthur Frederick Ide is a book I have been looking for. I have been aware there is a lot that was edited out of the earliest Bible texts, because ancient religious leaders didn't want their followers to hear this material. This is the first time I have seen a book dedicated to ferreting out such ancient "political correctness."
On his first page he stated one that had gone right by me during Sunday School, namely that Moses had set up a brass snake monument. Imagine my amazement to find that the Hebrew words in Numbers 21:14 for snake and brass come from the same root. Hebrew nâchásh means to hiss or whisper a magic spell. This root ultimately gives rise to the word for "snake" nâchâsh, the animal which hisses and might have a coppery color. In fact, typical of Hebrew, there is a whole group of words that have related meanings.
The next five items are the names of lost works mentioned in the Bible. Dr. Ide states they were not included in the canon because of material not considered to be be "politically correct." I have no doubt that is true, but he doesn't really make the case.
Then Dr. Ide states that Yahweh was both androgynous and hermaphroditic, citing Isaiah 63:14f, which reads in the King James Version:
As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest; so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name. Look down from heaven and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
"Bowels" translates mê'âh, meaning soft, belly, bowels, sympathy, passion, heart and uterus. To translate it as "uterus" would support Dr. Ide's thesis, but it seems more appropriate to me to consider it an emotion in this context.
"The Psalmist recognizes Yahweh as male and female in Psalms 123:2:"
Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress: so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
This doesn't seem to present us with the androgyny of Yahweh, but rather with typical Hebrew poetic parallelism. However, some of his other references do seem to indicate an androgynous Yahweh.
And so the book continues. It contains some errors, sloppiness and exaggerations, but the good stuff you can hardly find anywhere else in such a compact form.
I challenge any author's Hebrew or Greek with trepidation, but Dr. Ide's etymology of the English "amusement" as coming from "amu" (love) and "semen" is hilarious. It actually comes from French "amuser" meaning cause to ponder or muse. C'est amusant!
In summary, this is a terrific source of ancient material edited out of our canonic Bible or modified beyond recognition, but be careful to check everything out you wish to use.
Jorge Potter
Hiclerlsi
I really can't give you a review of this book. That's exactly the problem. I ordered the book over two months ago and Amazon still hasn't shipped it. In fact I just got an e-mail saying that it will not ship for at least another month. So if you're interested in this subject then I suggest finding another source to order from.