Excerpt from The cult of Asherah in ancient Isreal and Judah
By JUDITH M. HADLEY, Cambridge Universiry Press.
In recent years archaeological discoveries have helped to shed some light on
the goddess Asherah and her possible role in Israelite religion. Because of
these discoveries, much has been written on what has become a quickly devel-
oping subject. In this introductory chapter, I shall first discuss the basic views
about the meaning of the term ‘asherah’, followed by a brief summary of
some of the relevant dissertations and monographs….