אשׁירה אשׁרה 


'asherah; ash-ay-raw' or 'asheyrah



Parts of Speech

n pr f

Root Word (Etymology)

from 833

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 183h

KJV Translation Count — 40x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: grove (40)

Outline of Biblical Usage

shera(h) = "groves (for idol worship)"
1. a Babylonian (Astarte)-Canaanite goddess (of fortune and happiness), the supposed consort of Baal, her images
a. the goddess, goddesses
b. her images
c. sacred trees or poles set up near an altar

Strong's Definitions

'asherah, ash-ay-raw'; or asheyrah, ash-ayraw'; from 833; happy; Asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same: — grove. Compare 6253.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their H842s:


But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their H842s, and burn their graven images with fire.


And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their H842s with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.


Thou shalt not plant thee a H842 of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.


And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the H842s.


And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the H842 that is by it:


And build an altar unto the LORD thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the H842 which thou shalt cut down.


And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the H842 was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.


Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the H842 that was by it.


For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their H842s, provoking the LORD to anger.


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