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Asherah, She Who Walks on the Sea
Asherah; J E Bowser
Now this finally is Asherah, the Old Testament wife of Yahweh / El.

           Asherah.  A lovely title which means Lady of the Sea, or literally, Sea-Walker. Asherah is the earliest Caananite and Hebrew deity recorded in history, pre-dating even her spouse God-the-Father. Jacob named one of his twelve sons, Asher, after this Goddess, and so one of the 12 tribes of Israel was called Asher.
            In clay tablets dating to 1200 BC Asherah is called Sea-Walker because apparitions of her are seen often walking on the water of a certain sacred lake we all know as the Sea of Galilee.  Today that lake is called by its ancient name again, Lake Kinneret, which means Lake Harp.  Because the people 3000 years ago noticed the lake is shaped like a harp. Asherah was the Lady of the Lake.  Jesus’ ministry began around that sacred lake and some say Magdalene was born in Magdala, a village on its shores.
           According to mythology, Asherah has a son called the morning and the evening star, both of which are the planet Venus which sometimes is an evening star and other times a morning star.  Jesus is said to be the bright and morning star. Ancient people would immediately interpret that to mean Jesus is Asherah’s son.
In Genesis 1 it says Ruach moved on the surface of her waters.  And they translate that as, “the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

She moved over, on and with the water.

Goddess of the Tides
by Jonathon Earl Bowser

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