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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 rather, you are to tear down their altars and smash their memorial stones, and cut down their [fn]Asherim H842
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:5 - “But this is what you shall do to them: you shall tear down their altars, smash their memorial stones, cut their [fn]Asherim H842 to pieces, and burn their carved images in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - “And you shall tear down their altars and smash their memorial stones to pieces, and burn their [fn]Asherim H842 in the fire, and cut to pieces the carved images of their gods; and you shall eliminate their name from that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:21 - “You shall not plant for yourself an [fn]Asherah H842 of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make for yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:7 - So the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the [fn]Asheroth H842.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:25 - Now on the same night the LORD said to him, “Take your father’s bull [fn]and a second bull seven years old, and tear down the altar of Baal which belongs to your father, and cut down the [fn]Asherah H842 that is beside it;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:26 - and build an altar to the LORD your God on the top of this stronghold in an orderly way, and take a second bull and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the Asherah H842 which you shall cut down.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - When the people of the city got up early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal had been torn down, and the Asherah H842 which had been beside it had been cut down, and the second bull had been offered on the altar which had been built.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:30 - Then the men of the city said to Joash, “Bring out your son, that he may die, for he has torn down the altar of Baal, and indeed, he has cut down the Asherah H842 which was beside it.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:15 - “For the LORD will strike Israel, just as a reed sways in the water; and He will uproot Israel from this good land which He gave to their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the Euphrates River, because they have made their [fn]Asherim H842, provoking the LORD to anger.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:23 - For they, too, built for themselves high places, memorial stones, and [fn]Asherim H842 on every high hill and under every luxuriant tree.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:13 - And even his mother Maacah, he also removed her from the position of queen mother, because she had made an abominable image [fn]as an Asherah H842; and Asa cut down her abominable image and burned it at the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:33 - Ahab also made the [fn]Asherah H842. So Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:19 - “Now then, send orders and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal and four hundred prophets of [fn]the Asherah H842, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:6 - Nevertheless they did not abandon the sins of the house of Jeroboam, into which he misled Israel; rather, they walked in [fn]them; and the [fn]Asherah H842 also remained standing in Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:10 - And they set up for themselves memorial stones and [fn]Asherim H842 on every high hill and under every green tree,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:16 - And they abandoned all the commandments of the LORD their God and made for themselves cast metal images: two calves. And they made an [fn]Asherah H842, and worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights, and served Baal.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He removed the high places and smashed the memorial stones to pieces, and cut down the [fn]Asherah H842. He also crushed to pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel had been burning incense to it; and it was called [fn]Nehushtan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:3 - For he rebuilt the high places which his father Hezekiah had destroyed; and he erected altars for Baal and made an [fn]Asherah H842, just as Ahab king of Israel had done, and he worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:7 - Then he put the carved image of Asherah H842 that he had made in the house of which the LORD had said to David and to his son Solomon, “In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the second order, and the [fn]doorkeepers to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the utensils that had been made for Baal, for [fn]Asherah H842, and for all the heavenly [fn]lights; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron Valley, and carried their ashes to Bethel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:6 - He also brought out the Asherah H842 from the house of the LORD outside Jerusalem to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and ground it to dust, and threw its dust on the graves of the [fn]common people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:7 - And he tore down the cubicles of the male cult prostitutes which were in the house of the LORD, where the women were weaving [fn]hangings for the Asherah H842.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:14 - He also smashed to pieces the memorial stones and cut down the [fn]Asherim H842, and filled their places with human bones.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:15 - Furthermore, the altar that was at Bethel and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who misled Israel into sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he tore down. Then he burned the high place, ground the remains to dust, and burned the Asherah H842.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the memorial stones, cut down the [fn]Asherim H842,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:16 - He also removed Maacah, the mother of King Asa, from the position of queen mother, because she had made an abominable image [fn]as an Asherah H842, and Asa cut down her abominable image, crushed it, and burned it at the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:6 - [fn]He took great pride in the ways of the LORD, and again removed the high places and the [fn]Asherim H842 from Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:3 - “But [fn]there is some good in you, for you have removed the [fn]Asheroth H842 from the land and you have set your heart to seek God.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:18 - And they abandoned the house of the LORD, the God of their fathers, and served the [fn]Asherim H842 and the idols; so wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this guilt of theirs.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah, broke the memorial stones in pieces, cut down the [fn]Asherim H842 and pulled down the high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, until [fn]they had destroyed them all. Then all the sons of Israel returned to their cities, each to his possession.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:3 - For he rebuilt the high places which his father Hezekiah had torn down; he also set up altars for the Baals and made [fn]Asherim H842, and he worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights and served them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:19 - His prayer also and how God was moved by him, and all his sin, his unfaithfulness, and the sites on which he built high places and erected the [fn]Asherim H842 and the carved images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the records of [fn]Hozai.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:3 - For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the [fn]Asherim H842, the carved images, and the cast metal images.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - They tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and he chopped down the incense altars that were high above them; also he broke in pieces the Asherim H842, the carved images, and the cast metal images, and ground them to powder, and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:7 - he also tore down the altars and crushed the [fn]Asherim H842 and the carved images into powder, and chopped down all the incense altars throughout the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:8 - And he will not look to the altars, the work of his hands,
Nor will he look to that which his fingers have made,
Even the [fn]Asherim H842 and incense altars.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:9 - Therefore through this Jacob’s wrongdoing will be forgiven;
And this will be [fn]the full price of the [fn]pardoning of his sin:
When he makes all the altar stones like pulverized chalk stones;
When [fn]Asherim H842 and incense altars will not stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:2 - As they remember their children,
So they remember their altars and their [fn]Asherim H842
By green trees on the high hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:14 - “I will uproot your [fn]Asherim H842 from among you,
And destroy your cities.
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