Even today there are worshipers of the goddess Asherah, who claim that the God of the Bible, Yahweh, Asherah was married and that she betrayed him with the god Molech ... Unfortunately when Solomon gave to God, he worshiped this false goddess. She Solomon built the temple on high.
Asherah (from Hebrew אשרה), is a goddess of the Semitic pantheon and widely quoted in the Bible. Asherah, was also worshiped by the Canaanites and Phoenicians Babylonian, and these cultures known by the names:
Asterath, Astorate, Ashteroth, Astarte, Asherah, Baalat
As described in the Book of II Kings 23, the Goddess Asherah was worshiped in the Temple of Yahweh, when the people turned away from God.
The cult of the goddess Asherah worship with implied sex, where the worshipers had sex with the priestesses of the temple. The priestesses of Asherah were known to Qedeshim and in Scripture we find reference to this in Deuteronomy 23.18, which reads:
'Among the Israelis will not be sacred prostitute, [' Qedeshoth '], or sacred prostitute [' Qedeshim '] among the Israelites.
Asherah was worshiped in high places, where their priests to burn incense, as revealed in II Kings 23, 8.
The worship of Asherah and was celebrated under the trees, so-called "asherim" to be placed on the altar of their temples, or in high places. So this writing:
do not plant a sacred pole or tree next to an altar that may have made to God, neither lift stele, [column with inscriptions] because your God hates it
In 1934, the British archaeologist James L. Starkey found the jar of Lachish, dated about the 13th century BCE, probably years 1220.O jar is decorated and contains rare inscriptions of ancient Semitic alphabet. The decoration is the design of a tree flanked by two goats with long horns behind, which, according to Ruth Hestrin, represents Asherah. An inscription that follows the edge of the jar has been reconstructed and translated by Frank M. Cross, as "Mattan. An offering to my lady 'Elat.
In the Bible we often see the people of Israel going out of true, and going after worship false gods as Asherah. These apostate Jews worshiped the true God Yahweh and Asherah, as if they were a couple of gods as the news shows below:
"In Khirbet el-Qom, west of Hebron in 1967, another archaeologist found a Jewish tomb of the second half of the eighth century (Discovery, 1993), with an inscription on the wall inside that Croatto (2001, p. 36) translates as "1. Urijahu [...] your inscrição.2. Urijahu Blessed be the Lord (lyhwh) 3. Asherah by its light, which keeps his hand on ele4. by its rpy, which ..."
drawings and inscriptions have been found and identified as pithos pithos A and B. The inscription of the pithos reads: "Say ... Tell Jehallel ... Josafa e. .. ": I bless you in YHWH of Samaria and his Asherah." In pithos B reads: "It Amarjahu: Tell my Lord, You okay?". I bless you in YHWH of Teman and his Asherah. He will bless you and keep you and my lord. "