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ashtaroth


ashtaroth


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ashtoreth  \Ash"to*reth\,  n.;  pl  {Ashtaroth}. 
  The  principal  female  divinity  of  the  Ph[oe]nicians,  as  Baal 
  was  the  principal  male  divinity.  --W.  Smith. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ashtaroth 
  a  city  of  Bashan,  in  the  kingdom  of  Og  (Deut.  1:4;  Josh.  12:4; 
  13:12;  9:10).  It  was  in  the  half-tribe  of  Manasseh  (Josh. 
  13:12),  and  as  a  Levitical  city  was  given  to  the  Gershonites  (1 
  Chr.  6:71).  Uzzia,  one  of  David's  valiant  men  (1  Chr.  11:44),  is 
  named  as  of  this  city.  It  is  identified  with  Tell  Ashterah,  in 
  the  Hauran,  and  is  noticed  on  monuments  B.C.  1700-1500.  The  name 
  Beesh-terah  (Josh.  21:27)  is  a  contraction  for  Beth-eshterah, 
  i.e.,  "the  house  of  Ashtaroth." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ashtaroth,  Ashtoreth,  flocks;  sheep;  riches