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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Asherah

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Asherah (a-shç'rah, and plural Asherim). 2 Kings 23:14, R. V. The Greek and Latin name of a Phœnician goddess or idol, A. V. "grove." Asherah is closely connected with Ashtoreth, or Asheroth, R. V., and her worship. Elijah asked that 400 prophets of Asherah that ate at Jezebel's table be gathered at Carmel. Judges 3:7; comp. 2:3; Judges 6:25; 1 Kings 18:19. Ashtoreth was the Hebrew name of the goddess; Asherah mistranslated "grove" in the A. V., is retained as Asherah in the R. V. It means an image or statue of the goddess, made of wood. See Judges 6:25-30; 2 Kings 23:14. See Ashtaroth.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Asherah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/a/asherah.html. 1893.

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