Ashtaroth (Deity)
Ashtaroth • Ashtoreth • Astaroth
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ashtaroth. Plural form of Ashtoreth, a pagan fertility goddess associated in the OT with Baal (Jgs 2:13); also a center for the worship of that goddess.See Canaanite Deities and Religion.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ashtaroth ash’tə-roth [Heb. ‘aštārôṯ], AV ASTAROTH as̄t̀̄ie-roth. The plural form of Ashtoreth, the Canaanite goddess of fertility, used as the name of a place in Bashan in Transjordan, possibly Ashteroth-Karnaim (Gen. 14:5), although these are best considered as two neighboring cities (LBHG, p.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ASHTAROTH1. The plural form of Ashtoreth, a Canaanite goddess (Jdg 2:13; 10:6; 1 Sam 7:3–4; 12:10; 31:10). See Gods, False.2. One of two chief cities, along with Edrei (q.v.), of Og, king of Bashan (Deut 1:4; Josh 9:10; 12:4; 13:12, 31; 1 Chr 6:71; cf. Gen 14:5), located at Tell Ashtarah about 20 miles
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ashtaroth, Ashtoreth
ASHTAROTH, ASHTORETH. 1. Heb. ‘aštōreṯ, ‘aštārôṯ, a mother goddess with aspects as goddess of fertility, love and war, known to the Israelites through the Canaanites (1 Ki. 11:5). The name was common in one form or another, among many of the Semitic-speaking peoples of antiquity. In Mesopotamia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ashtaroth (Heb. ʿaštārôṯ) (DEITY)Plural form of the name of the Canaanite goddess Ashtart (NRSV “Astarte”). It appears in the OT in the phrase “the Baalim and the Ashtaroth” (Judg. 10:6; 1 Sam. 7:4; 12:10), where it denotes either various local manifestations of Ashtart or, more likely, goddesses
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ashtaroth (Deity)
ASHTAROTH [ăshˊtə rŏth] (Heb. ˓aštārôṯ) (DEITY). The plural form of the name Ashtoreth, the Canaanite fertility goddess (NIV “Ashtoreth[s]”). For some time after the Conquest the Israelites worshipped this deity (Judg. 2:13; 10:6). Urged by Samuel to discontinue the practice, they “put away”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ASH´TAROTH (ashʹta-rōth).1. An ancient city of Bashan, E of the Jordan (Deut. 1:4; Josh. 9:10; 12:4; 3:12, 13) in the half tribe of Manasseh. The inhabitants, including King Og, were giants. The town was the seat of the lewd worship of Astarte and was the capital of Og. By the time of Israel’s entrance
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ASHTAROTH [ASH tah rahth] — the plural form of Ashtoreth, a pagan goddess. 1 Samuel 31:10 connects her with the Philistines, and 1 Kings 11:5 connects her with the Sidonians. She was often considered the companion or partner of the male god Baal (Judg. 2:13).Apparently the worship of these goddesses
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Ash′taroth. The goddess-moon in Syrian mythology, called by Jeremiah (7:18; 44:17, 25) “the queen of heaven.” Goddess of the Zidonians.“Moonëd Ashtaroth,Heaven’s queen and mother both.”Milton: The Hymn.
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Ashtaroth [Ash-ta-roth](Hebrew origin: Phoenician goddess)(Judges 2:13). This is the Hebrew plural form for the Canaanite goddess Astarte, female companion of the god Baal. (Please see the entry for Ashtoreth [1 Kings 11:5].)
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ashʹta-roth, the name of a goddess and the designation of two cities.1. As the name of a goddess, Ashtaroth is the plural form of Ashtoreth, the great female divinity of the Canaanitish nations, the partner of Baal, the great male divinity. She was called Istar by the Assyrians and Astarte by the Greeks
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ASHTAROTH (Ăshʹ tȧrŏth) is the plural form of Ashtoreth, a Canaanite goddess of fertility, love, and war and the daughter of the god El and the goddess Asherah. 1. OT uses the plural form, Ashtaroth, more than the singular form, Ashtoreth. The only references to Ashtoreth come in 1 Kings 11:5, 33;
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