(straight ), the name of a Phoenician goddess, or rather of the idol itself (Authorized Version "grove"). Asherah is closely connected with ASHTORETH and her worship,
(Judges 3:7) comp. Judg 2:3; 6:25; 1Kin 18:19
Ashtoreth being, perhaps, the proper name of the goddess, whilst Asherah is the name of her image or symbol, which was of wood. See (Judges 6:25-30; 2 Kings 23:14)
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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ash’erah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".