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A History of the Dual-Gendered Hebrew Name for God with Rabbi Mark Sameth

Sunny is joined today by Rabbi Mark Sameth to discuss his book, The Name: A History of the Dual-Gendered Hebrew Name for God. Tune in and hear about Rabbi Sameth’s research showing the God of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, universally referred to in the masculine today, was originally understood to be a dual-gendered, male-female God.

Description: What began for Rabbi Mark Sameth as a hypothesis in rabbinical seminary turned into 10 years of doctoral thesis research, then a scholarly article, then a New York Times Op-Ed, and ultimately became the book, The Name: A History of the Dual-Gendered Hebrew Name for God. Backed by years of painstakingly-thorough historical research, Rabbi Sameth powerfully shows that the God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam was understood by its earliest worshippers to be a dual-gendered, male-female deity.