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Deuteronomy 16:21

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You must not plant any kind of tree as a sacred Asherah pole 1  near the altar of the Lord your God which you build for yourself.

XREF

Ex 34:13; Jud 3:7; 1Ki 14:15; 1Ki 16:33; 2Ki 17:16; 2Ki 21:3; 2Ch 33:3

NET © Notes

tn Heb “an Asherah, any tree.”

sn Sacred Asherah pole. This refers to a tree (or wooden pole) dedicated to the worship of Asherah, wife/sister of El and goddess of fertility. See also Deut 7:5.



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