an ancient Semitic goddess, sometimes identified with Ashtoreth and Astarte, worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
any of various upright wooden objects serving as a sacred symbol of Asherah.
With soft speech they seduced him into the worship of asherim.
The Expositor’s Bible F. W. Farrar
Micah also prophesies against the “pillars” and “asherim” (v. 13, 14).
Bible Studies Joseph M. Wheeler
And if not, where is the appropriateness of the words “When they remember their sons, their altars, and their asherim?”
The Expositor’s Bible: The Prophecies of Jeremiah C J Ball
asherim seem to be upright wooden stocks of trees in honour of the Nature-goddess Asheroth.
The Expositor’s Bible: The First Book of Kings F. W. Farrar
The real form was doubtless an “asherim,” a modified palm-tree, as we have already shown.
Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism Thomas Inman
1863, wooden pillar used as symbol of Canaanite goddess Ashera, of unknown origin.
and pl. Asherim in Revised Version, instead of “grove” and “groves” of the Authorized Version. This was the name of a sensual Canaanitish goddess Astarte, the feminine of the Assyrian Ishtar. Its symbol was the stem of a tree deprived of its boughs, and rudely shaped into an image, and planted in the ground. Such religious symbols (“groves”) are frequently alluded to in Scripture (Ex. 34:13; Judg. 6:25; 2 Kings 23:6; 1 Kings 16:33, etc.). These images were also sometimes made of silver or of carved stone (2 Kings 21:7; “the graven image of Asherah,” R.V.). (See GROVE ØT0001556 .).
a port in NE Ohio, on Lake Erie. Historical Examples He made the drawings for the iron Howe truss bridge over Ashtabula Creek—the one which had lately fallen. The Ashtabula Disaster Stephen D. Peet Two names well-known in literature belong to Ashtabula County. Stories Of Ohio William Dean Howells Ashtabula, on a creek of the […]
noun See ashtanga yoga
- Ashtanga yoga
noun a form of hatha yoga based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and its eight stages or ‘limbs’ and involving ujjayi breathing and a swift series of poses; also called raja yoga , also written ashtanga , astanga Word Origin Sanskrit ‘having eight parts’
ashtaroth a city of Bashan, in the kingdom of Og (Deut. 1:4; Josh. 12:4; 13:12; 9:10). It was in the half-tribe of Manasseh (Josh. 13:12), and as a Levitical city was given to the Gershonites (1 Chr. 6:71). Uzzia, one of David’s valiant men (1 Chr. 11:44), is named as of this city. It is […]