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Old 09-11-2010, 08:01 PM
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I live the history of religion too, Athena. With my especial interest in goddess based religions, I really enjoyed The Hebrew Goddess and When God Was a Woman. Have you read either?

I get a kick out of one of the months of the Jewish calendar being named Tammuz. And when men are named Asher, after one of Jacob's sons, who was in turn, named for Asherah.

And the famous story of Esther (Ishtar) and Molokai (Marduk). Etc.

I know shaddai has also been translated as mountain. And breasts are metaphorical mountains.

We can agree, it shouldnt be literally translated Almighty.
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