Did God Have a Wife?

Image for Did God Have a Wife?Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou asks whether the ancient Israelites believed in one God as the Bible claims.

She puts the Bible text under the microscope, examining what the original Hebrew said, and explores archaeological sites in Syria and the Sinai which are shedding new light on the beliefs of the people of the Bible.

Was the God of Abraham unique? Were the ancient Israelites polytheists? And is it at all possible that God had another half?

  • BBC TV blog: The Bible's Buried Secrets

    BBC TV blog: The Bible's Buried Secrets

    Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou explains why she chose to study the Bible: "It's such a fantastic and diverse collection of texts that can tell us something about the beliefs, concerns and cultures of the people who wrote them."

    Read and comment on Francesca's post at the BBC TV blog

Credits

Producer
Emily Davis
Producer
Emily Davis
Director
Emily Davis
Director
Emily Davis
Executive Producer
Jean-Claude Bragard
Executive Producer
Jean-Claude Bragard
Presenter
Francesca Stavrakopoulou
Presenter
Francesca Stavrakopoulou

Broadcasts

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.