Asherah’s Worship “Never Died Out . . ."

Although “virtually expunged from the texts of the Hebrew Bible, and all but forgotten by rabbinical times,”
worship of the goddess Asherah
“never died out, but enjoyed a vigorous life throughout the Monarchy.” 
-What Did the Biblical Writers Know and When Did They Know It? 
What Archaeology Can Tell Us about the Reality of Ancient Israel
(Dever 2001:97)

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