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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.
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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
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