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Asherah (idol)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asherah, Asherim
Asherim (אֲשֵׁרָה‎, asherah). Also called an Asherah pole or simply an Asherah. An Asherah is a wooden pole representing the Canaanite fertility goddess, Asherah (e.g., 1 Kgs 14:15; 2 Kgs 17:16; Jer 17:2). For more information, see this article: Asherah.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Asherah
Asherah (uh-shihr´uh).1 A Canaanite goddess, the wife of El according to Ugaritic tradition, but the consort of Baal in Canaan. In Ugaritic literature she is called “Lady Asherah of the Sea,” a title that may signify “she who treads on the sea.” Apart from her name, she has other connections with the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Asherah
Asherah. A Hebrew feminine proper name, used in the OT of a *Canaanite goddess (1 Kgs. 15:13, 2 Kgs. 21:7 [ RV]) and of the sacred pole erected as her symbol (1 Kgs. 16:33, 2 Kgs. 13:6 [ RV]). (The AV consistently renders the word ‘grove’; cf. LXX ἄλσος, Vulg. lucus.) The poles were set up