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Lexicon :: Strong's H842 - 'ăšērâ

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proper feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 183h

Strong’s Definitions

אֲשֵׁרָה ʼăshêrâh, ash-ay-raw'; or אֲשֵׁירָה ʼăshêyrâh; from H833; happy; Asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same:—grove. Compare H6253.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x

The KJV translates Strong's H842 in the following manner: grove (40x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 40x
The KJV translates Strong's H842 in the following manner: grove (40x).
  1. Ashera(h) = "groves (for idol worship)"

    1. a Babylonian (Astarte)-Canaanite goddess (of fortune and happiness), the supposed consort of Baal, her images

      1. the goddess, goddesses

      2. her images

      3. sacred trees or poles set up near an altar

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲשֵׁרָה ʼăshêrâh, ash-ay-raw'; or אֲשֵׁירָה ʼăshêyrâh; from H833; happy; Asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same:—grove. Compare H6253.
STRONGS H842: Abbreviations
אֲשֵׁרָה, אֲשֵׁירָה 2 Kings 17:16 proper name, feminine Ashera (Assyrian proper name, feminine Aš-ra-tu, with sign for deity, in Canaanitish proper name Abad-Ašratum, servant of A. SchrZA 1888, 363, compare Wkl & AbelThontafelfund see El Amarna ii. No. 77, 1. 9, & SayceRP2. ii. 67, iii. 71; on derivatives compare Assyrian aširat, adjective feminine gracious, COTGloss): **see now also GFMEB ASHERAH DrDeut 16:21 AllenDB ASHERAH, all doubtful as to Canaanite goddess Asherah; question left open by ZimKAT 3. 436 ff. (on Semitic goddess Aširtu-Ašratu Id.ib, 432 ff.); but see JeremAT im Licht d. Alten Orients 207 (name of goddess Aširat in letter found at Taanach by Sellin (1902-3) and Id.ib. 37. 237) (Oppenheim's find at Ras el-`Ain in Mesopotamia, stone shaft with veiled head as top, supposed to identify post with goddess; if 2 Kings 23:7 refers to draped Asherim [see on text Benz Bur], this even more plausible), Id.ib. 23, 208 f. 236. On pictorial representations of AsherahAJSL xix.l (Oct.1902). — usually with the article: probably.
a. a Canaanitish goddess of fortune & happiness; having prophets 1 Kings 18:19, an image 1 Kings 15:13 2 Chronicles 15:16; 2 Kings 21:7, sacred vessels 2 Kings 23:4, houses 2 Kings 23:7.
b. a symbol of this goddess, a sacred tree or pole set up near an altar 1 Kings 16:33; 2 Kings 13:6; 2 Kings 17:16; 2 Kings 18:4; 2 Kings 21:3; 2 Kings 23:6, 15; prohibited Deuteronomy 16:1; burnt by Gideon Judges 6:25, 26, 28, 30.
Plural אֲשֵׁרוֺת
a. the goddess Judges 3:7 (probably error for עַשְׁתָּרֹת Vulgate).
b. sacred trees or poles 2 Chronicles 19:3; 33:3; elsewhere אֲשֵׁרִים id. Isaiah 27:9 + 12 times; suffix Micah 5:14 + 5 times; — Exodus 34:13 (J) Deuteronomy 7:5; Deuteronomy 12:3; Isaiah 17:8; Isaiah 27:9; Jeremiah 17:20; Micah 5:13; 1 Kings 14:15, 23; 2 Kings 17:10; 2 Kings 23:14; 2 Chronicles 14:2; 2 Chronicles 17:6; 24:18; 31:1; 33:19; 34:3, 4, 7. — (compare also StaZAW 1881, 344 f. RSSemitic i. 171 f., 175 n. WeH 235, who think א׳ only the sacred pole.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




7:5; 12:3; 16:1; 16:21


3:7; 6:25; 6:26; 6:28; 6:30

1 Kings

14:15; 14:23; 15:13; 16:33; 18:19

2 Kings

13:6; 17:10; 17:16; 17:16; 18:4; 21:3; 21:7; 23:4; 23:6; 23:7; 23:7; 23:14; 23:15

2 Chronicles

14:2; 15:16; 17:6; 19:3; 24:18; 31:1; 33:3; 33:19; 34:3; 34:4; 34:7


17:8; 27:9; 27:9




5:13; 5:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H842 matches the Hebrew אֲשֵׁרָה ('ăšērâ),
which occurs 40 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:13 - But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: H842
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:5 - But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, H842 and burn their graven images with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves H842 with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:21 - Thou shalt not plant thee a grove H842 of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:7 - And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves. H842
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:25 - And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove H842 that is by it:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:26 - And build an altar unto the LORD thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove H842 which thou shalt cut down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove H842 was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:30 - Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove H842 that was by it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:15 - For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, H842 provoking the LORD to anger.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:23 - For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, H842 on every high hill, and under every green tree.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:13 - And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; H842 and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:33 - And Ahab made a grove; H842 and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:19 - Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves H842 four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:6 - Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove H842 also in Samaria.)
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:10 - And they set them up images and groves H842 in every high hill, and under every green tree:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:16 - And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, H842 and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, H842 and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:3 - For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, H842 as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:7 - And he set a graven image of the grove H842 that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, H842 and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:6 - And he brought out the grove H842 from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:7 - And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove. H842
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:14 - And he brake in pieces the images, and cut down the groves, H842 and filled their places with the bones of men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:15 - Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove. H842
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves: H842
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:16 - And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: H842 and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:6 - And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the LORD: moreover he took away the high places and groves H842 out of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:3 - Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves H842 out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:18 - And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves H842 and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, H842 and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:3 - For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, H842 and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:19 - His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves H842 and graven images, before he was humbled: behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:3 - For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, H842 and the carved images, and the molten images.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, H842 and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:7 - And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, H842 and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:8 - And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, H842 or the images.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:9 - By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves H842 and images shall not stand up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:2 - Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves H842 by the green trees upon the high hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:14 - And I will pluck up thy groves H842 out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
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