Corpus ID: 188423847

Nephi and His Asherah

@inproceedings{Peterson2000NephiAH,
  title={Nephi and His Asherah},
  author={D. Peterson},
  year={2000}
}
  • D. Peterson
  • Published 2000
  • Art
  • Asherah was the chief goddess of the Canaanites. She was El’s wife and the mother and wet nurse of the other gods. At least some Israelites worshipped her over a period from the conquest of Canaan in the second millennium before Christ to the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC (the time of Lehi’s departure with his family). Asherah was associated with trees—sacred trees. The rabbinic authors of the Jewish Mishna (second–third century ad) explain the asherah as a tree that was worshipped. In 1 Nephi 11… CONTINUE READING
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