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Proving Yahweh Killed His Wife (Zechariah 5:5-11)

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Using an alternative form of scholarship, issues concerning how meaning is determined when reading an ancient text, the development of monotheism with the resulting need to reinterpret older Yahwistic texts, and how to understand divine motivations are explored. The piece is cast as a class action suit brought by modern humans against Yahweh in the heavenly court for murdering his wife, Asherah, citing Zech. 5:5-11 as evidence to support the accusation. Yahweh is defendant, self-appointed counsel and judge, whose cross-examination highlights all three issues. The case remains unresolved, as do answers to the issues.

Affiliations: 1: University of Sheffield


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