No biblical scholar or even Christian, no matter how lapsed, will concede the following: God has a Wife, the Son of God has a Mother, and Her name is Wisdom. Yet, surprisingly, Eusebius, an early Church Father, actually writes about a feminine God, the wife of Jehovah!
“And that there is a certain substance which lived and subsisted before the world, and which ministered unto the Father and God of the universe for the formation of all created things, and which is called the Word of God [Jesus, the Son of God (editor: emphasis and clarification added)] and Wisdom [Wife of God], we may learn, to quote other proofs in addition to those already cited, from the mouth of Wisdom herself, who reveals most clearly through Solomon the following mysteries concerning herself:
I, Wisdom, have dwelt with prudence and knowledge,
And I have invoked understanding.
Through me kings reign,
And princes ordain righteousness.
Through me the great are magnified,
And through me sovereigns rule the earth.
To which she adds:
The Lord created me in the beginning of his ways, for his works;
Before the world he established me,
In the beginning, before he made the earth,
Before he made the depths, before the mountains were settled,
Before all hills he begot me.
When he prepared the heavens I was present with him,
And when he established the fountains of the region under heaven
I was with him, disposing.
I was she in whom he delighted;
Daily I rejoiced before him at all times
When he was rejoicing at having completed the world (Pro. 8:12-31).”
Eusebius of Caesarea, a Roman historian, exegete, and Christian polemicist apparently held this vision of a wife of God, a mother of God.
This early Church Father may have believed a Christian theology concerning a feminine God, the wife of Jehovah. Matthew Henry claims,“[The] Wisdom here is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; it is Christ in the word and Christ in the heart, not only Christ revealed to us, but Christ revealed in us.” Eusebius is far more of a contemporary of Jesus the Christ than a Presbyterian minister named Matthew Henry is writing fifteen centuries later. Eusebius uses the feminine reflexive pronoun “herself” when describing Wisdom. No Christian writing in the 4th century or the 18th or in the years between and after would ever dare use a feminine pronoun to describe Jesus. But would a Christian writing before the 3rd century believe in a feminine God? Eusebius had to be describing a feminine deity, not one of the persons of the Holy Trinity, but a separate creation equal-in-standing to God. Some Christians may note he begot her, so how can she be equal with God.
The answer is the same as how can Jesus be an equal person in the Trinity and the literal Son of God simultaneously. But Satan must tread carefully here, because belief in any form of a feminine God is the worst form of heresy. Witches, both the nature-worshiping and the mythological Satan-worshiping, were burnt at the stake for believing in a feminine deity. But in Proverbs, Wisdom, the Wife of God speaks. If you were a devoted Wife and Mother would you not gleefully profess, I was she in whom my husband delighted. Daily I rejoiced before him at all times, when he was rejoicing at having completed the world. Wisdom sounds like a woman so completely in love that words sing from her lips. Like Eve before her, Wisdom was present at the creation. Read, and reread if you must, Proverb 8:12-31. It sounds like a woman still in love with her husband, since the beginning of the world until its end. Wisdom is a Wife so devoted to God that she supported him during Creation itself, rejoicing in it. Jesus speaks of His Mother when He says, The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But Wisdom is justified of her children (Matt. 11:19). St. Paul contemplates, But we speak the Wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory (1 Cor. 2:7) and James observes, But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy (James 3:17)
To a modern Christian theologian, this reeks of Gnosticism, a rival Christian sect that the Catholics of the Dark Ages crushed under the imperial boot of the Holy Roman Empire. In the early centuries of the first millennia, Gnostic Christians believed God had a Wife and her name is Sophia (ΣοφíαGreek for “wisdom”, we shit you not). Is the Song of Solomon, a book rife with prophetic, wisdom, and apocalyptic overtones, a love letter from God to his Wife? Or is it simply, as Christians and Jews claim, a romance between God and his Chosen People, the Jews? The sexuality of the Song sings of a love between a man and woman, Jehovah and Sophia.