Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.
But thus you shall do to them:
you shall tear down their altars, and smash their sacred pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire.
You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations whom you shall dispossess serve their gods, on the
high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.
and as for you,
you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed Me; what is this you have done?
Now on the same night the Lord said to him, “Take your father’s bull
and a second bull seven years old, and pull down the altar of Baal which belongs to your father, and cut down the Asherah that is beside it;
2 Kings 18:4
He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.
2 Kings 23:14
He broke in pieces the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones.
2 Chronicles 31:1
Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah,
broke the pillars in pieces, cut down the Asherim and pulled down the high places and the altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, until they had destroyed them all. Then all the sons of Israel returned to their cities, each to his possession.
2 Chronicles 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 Asherim, the carved images and the molten images.
then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and
destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images and demolish all their high places;
You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the Lord your God, which you shall make for yourself.