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OUR FATHER/MOTHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN



Was Jesus's identity of the God of Israel sexist or culturally bias relating to or characterized by prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex. Throughout the Old Testament after Genesis the Israelites identified their God Elohim with no gender. In Genesis 1:27, So God created man (in his own image,) in the image of God created he (him; male and female) created he them. If God created man in his own image what happened to the female side?

A male and female identity was mentioned again in Genesis 5:2, Male and female created (he) them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. The Hebrew verb bara ( ברא‬) ("([he] created/creating"). It is in the masculine form, so that "he" is implied. "Bara" is also used in Genesis 2 verses 2 and 3. Was this the making of sexism that Jesus followed-through with Psalms 89:26 rather than with Genesis 1:27, "He will call to Me, 'You are my Father, my God, the rock of my salvation" this eliminated the female side of God by using the term father.

Elohim means God and can refer to a female deity as well, being "God" is plural and can be applied to all deities collectively, regardless of gender. The Roman conquerors of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus had goddesses, that were closely linked to the physical and spiritual needs of the Roman people, concentrating on areas like the agriculture and motherhood. That included Goddesses like Carmenta who was the Goddess of childbirth and prophecy. Was Jesus's intentions to make his male God Elohim more masculine therefore more powerful than the ruling Greeks gods and goddesses by identifying his God as father (only) in his prayer in Matt 6: 9, "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven.. ."

The culture during and before Jesus was Patriarchal therefore to recognize God as part woman (Gen 1:27) would have made Elohim, Jehovah an inferior God. Therefore this behavior Jesus displayed, was condition was not only by a Patriarchal society, but by an attitude towards neighboring Gods that foster this sexist behavior. God's image cannot be totally male if s/he created also women from it.