Woman ordination in Cuneiform Texts


There is a word going around that the people in the Old Testament were all men in charge and no woman at all. It also adds that the whole world of that time is not like it is in our own, for the females were considered nothing. They use the argument that this age is a “progressive age” where the females and genders are placed in proper perspective, on equality. No men in charge only style.

So the result is that they lock the Bible up with the word that it “meant” not “means”.

Now cuneiform texts are the style of writing from the earliest times until almost the New Testament times. Wet clay was made to fit in one’s hand and it served as a page to write on with a sharp scratcher. With a series of nails lying in different positions the language was written on these tablets. Most tablets were discovered in the Victorian Period dating from 2300 BC to the 1st century BC.

All over Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Phoenicia, Transjordanian areas and Iran, tablets were found that enlightened our understanding of culture and especially the role of women in society.

Thick books were written on this subject. Many doctorates came from it. Data is not in want. What one finds is an eye-opener to all.

Women were high-priestesses, anointed for that position, were mentioned as matrimonial inheritance reference. They were priestesses, and held very powerful positions in relation to the king. In fact, many of them were the daughters of the king himself.

Nabonidus for example said in a cuneiform tablet that he wanted to make his daughter high-priestess in a temple and he asked the god through an oracle if that can be done. The god answered “no.” He asked again. Again “no.” He asked the third time and then the answer was “yes.” His mother, the wife of Nebuchadnezzar was Adad-Gupti and she became 109 years old. Died in 542 BCE. She was the high-priestess in Haran in a Temple to the moon god Sin.

It was all over the Levant.

Women were bakers, real estate agents, business ladies, traders, in charge of properties.

Israel was the only country that in proper faith did not allow a female to be ordained as a priest or high-priest.

Of course there was Jezebel but she was high-priestess of Baal not of the true religion.

The push drive for the anointing or ordination of women in modern society runs along the heathen way not the revelation of God way.

Women have an important role to play but they do not need ordination or anointing to do so.

If anointing and ordination is the only difference between men and women religious functions, then let it be.