Just like the title asks, Does God have a wife?
We know that in the bible it states that God is the supreme Deity with aspects of itself separate and connected the Holy Spirit and the Son an odd concept of Monotheism but let's take it as is. The Bible is often looked at by followers as historical truth and word of God but if we look at it as any other legend, literature, and history written by man can we find evidence that shows God that he is not unique and alone but is part of an ancient polytheistic pantheon through actual archeological evidence.
We have heard of Ba'al in the bible but most are not aware that in ancient times Ba'al was not just a god of another pantheon but that he himself was not a supreme deity but was below another Supreme God and father of the gods, El of the Ugaritic pantheon,
Now if El sounds familiar it is because El is the name for God, in Hebrew it is El who freed the Israelites from Egypt the name is not simply used as a title but as a deity's name. So if we use the bible to study the middle east and the cultures of that time we are pointed toward certain archeological evidence that shows God as being a Canaanite god, one among many but at the apex of the pantheon.
it's similarities shows that God was not alone and not truly monotheistic as can be shown in these quotes:
I saw Jehovah sitting on his throne and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right.
1 Kings 22:19
God standeth in the congregation of God; He judgeth among the gods
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,
“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
The bible explicitly states that Israel had it's own divine council and pantheon of gods and was polytheistic and if we take all this into account with what we find archeologically and historically from cultures like the Canaanites we see similarities. Now there are Rabbi's who acknowledge God of the Judeo Religion is not alone and that God has his intermediaries that God hold's council with, so why cannot these beings be gods themselves?
I ask these questions in order to cement the argument that God was not just alone without peers but that he had a wife, named, Asherah. Her name appears over 40 times in the bible yet oddly enough never mention in any sermon or bible reading. Asherah's name can be found as part of the Ugaritic pantheon, wife to El his counterpart so now using the bible and archeological evidence we can begin to connect the tots of who Asherah is mentioned in the bible which seem to be purposely put out of context making people guess at what Asherah could be.
Is God, El, a Cananite God?
Is the Bible not Monotheistic but actually polytheistic?
Was there purposely mistranslation of Hebrew and Christian religion to hide Asherah turning her name from Asherah to Host?
What would it mean to have Asherah's name appear next to Yahweh in hebrew?
This only makes since if you know the subject i am talking about and the references i am making.