Did God have a girlfriend?


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Robert Wright, he of the provocative new book “The Evolution of God,” poses the question in this excerpt. (He says “wife.” I think he’s pushing too fast, too soon.) Anyhoo, Wright says Israel’s “Yahweh” merged with the Canaanites “El” somewhere along the evolutionary line. El had himself a girlfriend, the goddess Athirat, known in Hebrew […]

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