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When God Was a Woman Characters & Character Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Important People

Abraham

The Hebrew prophet of the male deity Yahweh, Abraham appears in Canaan (Palestine) between 1800 and 1550 BCE, well within the time of the arrival of Indo-Europeans in the Middle East. Genesis says Abraham lives at "Ur of the Chaldees" near Eridu, but thereafter refers to Harran as his country. Abraham's relatives are named Na Hor and Haran. During a famine, Abraham and his beautiful wife Sarah go to Egypt, where the Pharaoh takes her into his harem. Abraham sends to Harran to find a daughter for his son Isaac, while son Esau marries two wives, a Hittite and a Horite, and settles among the Horites. Later, according to the Bible, Hittite becomes a term of rebuke, suggesting Sarah or Abraham's mother (whose name is omitted in Genesis) is Indo-European. Abraham's family is buried in land owned by Ephron the Hittite.

Ashtoreth (a.k.a. Astarte, Ishtar, and Aphrodite)

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