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  • Manasseh even took an Asherah pole he had made and set it up in the Temple, the very place where the LORD had told David and his son Solomon: "My name will be honored here forever in this Temple and in Jerusalem--the city I have chosen from among all the other tribes of Israel. - 2 Kings 21:7


  • Then the king instructed Hilkiah the high priest and the leading priests and the Temple gatekeepers to remove from the LORD's Temple all the utensils that were used to worship Baal, Asherah, and all the forces of heaven. The king had all these things burned outside Jerusalem on the terraces of the Kidron Valley, and he carried the ashes away to Bethel. - 2 Kings 23:4


  • The king removed the Asherah pole from the LORD's Temple and took it outside Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley, where he burned it. Then he ground the pole to dust and threw the dust in the public cemetery. - 2 Kings 23:6


  • He also tore down the houses of the shrine prostitutes that were inside the Temple of the LORD, where the women wove coverings for the Asherah pole. - 2 Kings 23:7


  • He smashed the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah poles. Then he desecrated these places by scattering human bones over them. - 2 Kings 23:14


  • The king also tore down the altar at Bethel, the pagan shrine that Jeroboam son of Nebat had made when he led Israel into sin. Josiah crushed the stones to dust and burned the Asherah pole. - 2 Kings 23:15


  • Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. - 1 Chronicles 2:2


  • The descendants of Gershon received by sacred lots thirteen towns from the territories of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and from the Bashan area of Manasseh, east of the Jordan. - 1 Chronicles 6:62


  • From the territory of Asher, they received Mashal, Abdon, - 1 Chronicles 6:74


  • The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. They had a sister named Serah. - 1 Chronicles 7:30


  • Each of these descendants of Asher was the head of an ancestral clan. They were all skilled warriors and prominent leaders. There were 26,000 men available for military service among the descendants listed in their tribal genealogy. - 1 Chronicles 7:40


  • From the tribe of Asher, there were 40,000 trained warriors, all prepared for battle. - 1 Chronicles 12:36


  • He removed the pagan altars and the shrines. He smashed the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah poles. - 2 Chronicles 14:3


  • King Asa even deposed his grandmother Maacah from her position as queen mother because she had made an obscene Asherah pole. He cut down the pole, broke it up, and burned it in the Kidron Valley. - 2 Chronicles 15:16


  • He was committed to the ways of the LORD. He knocked down the pagan shrines and destroyed the Asherah poles. - 2 Chronicles 17:6


  • There is some good in you, however, for you have removed the Asherah poles throughout the land, and you have committed yourself to seeking God." - 2 Chronicles 19:3


  • They decided to abandon the Temple of the LORD, the God of their ancestors, and they worshiped Asherah poles and idols instead! Then the anger of God burned against Judah and Jerusalem because of their sin. - 2 Chronicles 24:18
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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