An Asherah pole is a sacred tree or pole that stood near Canaanite religious locations to honor the Ugaritic mother-goddess Asherah, consort of El. The relation of the literary references to an asherah and archaeological finds of Judaean pillar-figurines has engendered a literature of debate. The asherim were also cult objects related to the worship of the fertility goddess Asherah, the consort of either Ba'al or, as inscriptions from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud and Khirbet el-Qom attest, Yahweh, and thus objects of contention among competing cults. The insertion of "pole" begs the question by setting up unwarranted expectations for such a wooden object: "we are never told exactly what it was", observes John Day. Though there was certainly a movement against goddess-worship at the Jerusalem Temple in the time of King Josiah, it did not long survive his reign, as the following four kings "did what was evil in the eyes of Yahweh". Further exhortations came from Jeremiah. The traditional interpretation of the Biblical text is that the Israelites imported pagan elements such as the Asherah poles from the surrounding Canaanites.
The numerical value of asherah pole in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of asherah pole in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Images & Illustrations of asherah pole
Translations for asherah pole
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for asherah pole »
Find a translation for the asherah pole definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these asherah pole definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"asherah pole." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 19 Jan. 2018. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/asherah pole>.