This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Abraham - The Hebrew prophet of the male deity Yahweh, this character appears in Canaan (Palestine) between 1800 and 1550 BCE, well within the time of the arrival of Indo-Europeans in the Middle East.
Ashtoreth (a.k.a. Astarte, Ishtar, and Aphrodite) - This character is worshiped widely in the Mediterranean region and is known for the priestesses who incarnate her, performing sacred sexual functions. For this "transgression", the editors of the Hebrew Bible deliberately misspell her name, refer to her as a male, and have her name pronounced as "boseth" (abomination).
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