The Mother of the Lord The Lady in the Temple by Margaret Baker
English | 27 Sept. 2012 | ISBN: 0567362469, 0567528154 | 420 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament & the first temple in Jerusalem.
The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been ab&oned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon.