The Feminine Holy Spirit

Though worship of Asherah was suppressed by the patriarchal prophets, the feminine aspect of Deity is still honored in the Bible under the guise of Eloah (Goddess), Hokhma (Wisdom), Ruach (Spirit), and the Shekhinah (Divine Presence), all feminine Hebrew concepts.

The Bible reflects that the first creation, as well as continuing creation, is done in tandem by Eloh (God) and Eloah (Goddess) (also referred to as Hokhma and Ruach). Together, Eloh and Eloah make up the genderless Elohim. See Genesis 1:1-3, 1:26-27; Proverbs 3:19-20, 8:22-31; Job 38:4-40:30; Wisdom of Solomon 7:22, 8:1-7, 8:21-9:4, 9:9-11; Ecclesiasticus 1:1-10, 24:1-6.

Hokhma sits beside the throne of the Lord in heaven. She spans the world. She is sent to comfort, protect, instruct, and guide humanity. But Her Spirit is also within humanity and within all of Creation. She is life itself. See Proverbs 1:20-23, 2:11-15, 3:18, 4:7-9, 6:20-23, 8:1-36, 9:1-6, 9:10-12; Wisdom of Solomon 1:4-8, 6:12-21, 7:7-12, 7:22-30, 8:1, 9:1-4, 9:10, 9:17, 10:1- 11:1; Ecclesiasticus 1:1, 1:9-10, 1:14-21, 4:11-14, 14:20-15:4, 24:1-29, 39:6, 42:16.

Wisdom of Solomon describes Her:

"In Wisdom there is a Spirit intelligent and holy, unique in its kind yet made up of many parts, subtle, free-moving, lucid, spotless, clear, invulnerable, loving what is good, eager, unhindered, beneficent, kindly towards humanity, steadfast, unerring, untouched by care, all-powerful, all-surveying, and permeating all intelligent, pure, and delicate spirits. For Wisdom moves more easily than motion itself, She pervades and permeates all things because She is so pure. Like a fine mist, She rises from the power of Deity, a pure effluence from the glory of the Almighty; so nothing defiled can enter into Her by stealth. She is the brightness that streams from everlasting light, the flawless mirror of the active power of Deity, and the image of goodness. She is but one, yet can do everything; Herself unchanging, She makes all things new; age after age She enters into holy souls, and makes them Deity's friends and prophets...."

See Wisdom of Solomon 7:22-27.