Thursday, 24 March 2011

Bible's buried secrets: Gender and polytheism

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou asks whether the ancient Israelites believed in one God as the Bible claims.
She puts the Bible text under the microscope, examining what the original Hebrew said, and explores archaeological sites in Syria and the Sinai which are shedding new light on the beliefs of the people of the Bible.
Was the God of Abraham unique? Were the ancient Israelites polytheists? And is it all possible that God had another half? More here, thanks to BBC2!

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