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The Hebrew Goddess

The Hebrew Goddess by Raphael Patai, foreword by Merlin Stone, the 1990 3rd and enlarged paperback from Wayne State University Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Raphael Patai Merlin Stone The Hebrew Goddess from Wayne State University Press

The Hebrew Goddess demonstrates that the Jewish religion, far from being pure monotheism, contained from earliest times strong polytheistic elements, chief of which was the cult of the mother goddess. Lucidly written and richly illustrated, this third edition contains new chapters on the Shekhina.” — back cover