Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.

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The groves

Judges 6:25
That night the Lord said to him, "Take the bull from your father's herd, as well as a second bull, one that is seven years old. Pull down your father's Baal altar and cut down the nearby Asherah pole.
Exodus 34:13
Rather you must destroy their altars, smash their images, and cut down their Asherah poles.
Deuteronomy 16:21
You must not plant any kind of tree as a sacred Asherah pole near the altar of the Lord your God which you build for yourself.
1 Kings 16:33
Ahab also made an Asherah pole; he did more to anger the Lord God of Israel than all the kings of Israel who were before him.
1 Kings 18:19
Now send out messengers and assemble all Israel before me at Mount Carmel, as well as the 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah whom Jezebel supports.
2 Kings 23:6
He removed the Asherah pole from the Lord's temple and took it outside Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley, where he burned it. He smashed it to dust and then threw the dust in the public graveyard.
2 Chronicles 15:16
King Asa also removed Maacah his grandmother from her position as queen mother because she had made a loathsome Asherah pole. Asa cut down her Asherah pole and crushed and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
2 Chronicles 24:18
They abandoned the temple of the Lord God of their ancestors, and worshiped the Asherah poles and idols. Because of this sinful activity, God was angry with Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 33:3
He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he set up altars for the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the stars in the sky and worshiped them.
2 Chronicles 34:3
In the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his ancestor David. In his twelfth year he began ridding Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, Asherah poles, idols, and images.

General references

Deuteronomy 7:3
You must not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,
Deuteronomy 16:21
You must not plant any kind of tree as a sacred Asherah pole near the altar of the Lord your God which you build for yourself.

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