Ashtoreth


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Ashtoreth

(ăsh`tōrĕth), Hebrew form of AstarteAstarte
, Semitic goddess of fertility and love. She was the most important goddess of the Phoenicians and corresponds to the Babylonian Ishtar and the Greek Aphrodite. She took a dominant place in Middle Eastern religions, and the Jews strictly forbade use of her name.
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Ashtoreth

goddess of sexual love. [Phoenician Myth.: Zimmer-man, 32]
See: Lust

Ashtoreth

Moon goddess; Queen of night; equivalent of Greek Astarte. [Phoenician Myth.: Walsh Classical, 34–35]
See: Night
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Hebrew scholars now feel that the name Ashtoreth is a deliberate conflation of the Greek name Astarte and the Hebrew word boshet, "shame," indicating the Hebrew contempt for her cult.
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.
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).
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.