asherah 1863, wooden pillar used as symbol of Canaanite goddess Ashera, of unknown origin.

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  • Asherah — (from Hebrew אשרה), generally taken as identical with the Ugaritic goddess Athirat (more accurately transcribed as Unicode|ʼAUnicode|ṯirat), was a major northwest Semitic mother goddess, appearing occasionally also in Akkadian sources as… …   Wikipedia

  • ASHERAH — (Heb. אֲשֵׁרָה), in the Bible both a Canaanite goddess and a wooden cult object. The Goddess A Canaanite fertility and mother goddess. Asherah is now well known from the Ugaritic texts, where she is called rabbatu atiratu yammi ( Lady Athirat of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Asherah — Ashera Asherah (de l hébreu אשרה), est une déesse qui semble avoir été liée au culte de YHWH avant 600. Elle était peut être révérée comme son épouse. Sommaire 1 Les sources 2 Interprétations 2.1 Pour la Bible 2.2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Asherah — /euh shear euh/, n., pl. Asherim /euh shear im/, Asherahs for 2. 1. an ancient Semitic goddess, sometimes identified with Ashtoreth and Astarte, worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites. 2. any of various upright wooden objects serving as a… …   Universalium

  • Asherah —    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… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Asherah — A goddess worshipped by the Canaanite predecessors of the Israelites to whom they were sometimes tempted to return. She was a mother goddess and is mentioned in the Ras Shamra tablets, and images possibly representing her on a sacred pole are… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Asherah pole — An Asherah pole is a sacred tree or pole that stood near Canaanite religious locations to honor the Ugaritic mother goddess Asherah. [ Nelson s Compact Illustrated Bible Dictionary , pp. 25 26, Thomas Nelson Publishers (1964), ISBN 0 8407 5636 5… …   Wikipedia

  • Asherah (submarine) — The Asherah is or was a two man research submarine launched in 1964. Made by General Dynamics, Groton, Connecticut, USA, it can dive to 600 feet depth. The sub has the same name as Asherah, a goddess reviled by early Jews.… …   Wikipedia

  • asherah — ashe·rah …   English syllables

  • Asherah —    Alternative spelling of Aserah and Asherat in Babylonian myth. See also Ashtart …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

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