The god in question is called rpu milk lm, "healer king eternal," further described as il ytb bttrt, "the god dwelling in Ashtarot," and il tpt bhdry, "the god ruling in Hdr y." Avishut opts for the unlikely translation, "El, enthroned in the company of Ashtoreth
" and "El, enthroned in the company of Shepherd Hadad." As B.
Astarte, as Ashtoreth
, is also mentioned in the Bible.
Some are dedicated to Egyptian deities, such as Ashtoreth
and Anat; others refer to ruling pharoahs, such as one of Seti the First, dating from 1318 BC.
As a high priestess of Ashtoreth
, the Jezebel in this novel has access to certain potions, which are presented solely as a device to trap men.
Baal was also a nature god symbolizing generation, whose appearance, along with that of Ashtoreth
( Ishtar ), was considered a necessary prelude to spring.
The Canaanites worshipped Baal and Ashtoreth
, Baal's wife.
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth
, the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites.
Of the many deities to which his foreign wives turned Solomon's heart, perhaps the best known in the ancient world was Ashtoreth
, the goddess of the Sidonians (11:5, 33).
[2, 3] In the First Commandment, Exodus 20:3, Jesus' dad declares "Thou shalt have no gods before me." Yahweh is clearly in fear of the dozens of other gods admitted by the Bible: Ashtoreth
, Diana, Molech, Nehushtan, Remphan, Tartak, Nisroch, Rahab, just to name a few.