Baal, El, and Asherah

Other than the “existence” of many gods in the Old Testament is not really a secret (I get her point that the readers of the Bible like to see what they want to see, but nonetheless the program basically rides the “gnostic” obsession of our era with secrets and conspiracies — think Da Vinci Code), and that Israelites worshipped many gods and many of them perhaps even thought that Asherah was the wife of YHWH (that’s why we have the problem of idolatry! — or Israel prostituting herself), this is a good introduction to Baal, El, Asherah, and the concept of divine council:

(Similarly, you can watch the rest of the programme in Youtube.)

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