Both the writers of parts of the Bible and their readers may be influenced by unacknowledged agenda or presuppositions. For example, it is argued that sections of the OT are slanted to promote a view of the past congenial to the religious convictions of a later generation. The syncretistic nature of early Israelite religion in which the goddess Asherah was a consort of Yahweh has been obscured by the strict monotheism of the editors. (However, the only precise evidence for this view is in the text itself (2 Kgs 31: 7) where Asherah's admission into the Temple is condemned.) Among modern readers, there are overt ideological criteria, e.g. from feminism or liberation theology, which contradict the variety of ideologies within the biblical texts of patriarchy, elitism, and nationalism.