Asherah Meaning and Origin
Asherah (uh–sheer–uh) was an ancient Semitic goddess worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites. According to the Oxford Companion to the Bible, Asherah was associated with lions, serpents, and sacred trees. Archaeology has revealed that the worship of Asherah was more popular in Israel than the Bible shows. It is mentioned in the bible that an image of Asherah stood in the temple of Yahweh in Jerusalem (2 Kings 21:7, 23:6).
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