Q&A: Who is the “queen of heaven” referred to in Jeremiah?
In Jeremiah, the “queen of heaven” is mentioned in two places, chapter 7 and 44. To answer this question, we are going to focus on chapter 7. So, lets start with the scripture.
Do you not see what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. (cf. Jer 44:17-25)
Do they provoke Me to anger? says the Lord: do they not also provoke themselves to the confusion (shame) of their own faces?Jeremiah 7:17-19
Notice that this worship practice which provokes God’s anger causes shame and confusion as well. Let’s see……
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