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Mark S. Smith says in The Early History of God, page 133, that scholars such as G. Bostrom, H . Ringgren, W. F. Albright and others have compared the figure of Wisdom to the Canaanite goddess Asherah. On page 201, Smith says that Wisdom perhaps included some features of Asherah, and that she is a dramatic example of an originally polytheistic motif that ...

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