[b-hebrew] Explain translation of "Asherah" as "grove" in 2 Kings 23.7?

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Jul 14 04:34:14 EDT 2004

On 14/07/2004 07:20, Dora Smith wrote:

>Asherah was the wife of Yahweh. ...

Not in the Bible, where such a thought would be just as repugnant and 
detestable as temple prostitution. As I understand it, this idea is 
based on a disputable interpretation of a single inscription from 
outside the land of Israel. Some people had strange religious ideas 
then, as now, but you should quote as unqualified fact neither 
everything you read on the Internet nor everything you read on one-off 
ancient inscriptions.

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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