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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grove  \Grove\,  n.  [AS.  graf,  fr  grafan  to  dig.  The  original 
  sense  seems  to  have  been  a  lane  cut  through  trees.  See 
  {Grave},  v.,  and  cf  {Groove}.] 
  A  smaller  group  of  trees  than  a  forest,  and  without 
  underwood,  planted,  or  growing  naturally  as  if  arranged  by 
  art;  a  wood  of  small  extent. 
 
  Note:  The  Hebrew  word  Asherah,  rendered  grove  in  the 
  Authorized  Version  of  the  Bible,  is  left  untranslated 
  in  the  Revised  Version.  Almost  all  modern  interpreters 
  agree  that  by  Asherah  an  idol  or  image  of  some  kind  is 
  intended. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grove 
  n  1:  a  small  growth  of  trees  without  underbrush 
  2:  a  small  cultivated  wood  without  undergrowth  [syn:  {woodlet}, 
  {orchard}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Grove,  OK  (city,  FIPS  31600) 
  Location:  36.59525  N,  94.78743  W 
  Population  (1990):  4020  (2279  housing  units) 
  Area:  22.2  sq  km  (land),  7.6  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  74344 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Grove 
  (1.)  Heb.  'asherah,  properly  a  wooden  image,  or  a  pillar 
  representing  Ashtoreth,  a  sensual  Canaanitish  goddess,  probably 
  usually  set  up  in  a  grove  (2  Kings  21:7;  23:4).  In  the  Revised 
  Version  the  word  Asherah"  (q.v.)  is  introduced  as  a  proper 
  noun  the  name  of  the  wooden  symbol  of  a  goddess,  with  the 
  plurals  Asherim  (Ex.  34:13)  and  Asheroth  (Judg.  3:13). 
 
  The  LXX.  have  rendered  _asherah_  in  2  Chr.  15:16  by  "Astarte." 
  The  Vulgate  has  done  this  also  in  Judg.  3:7. 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  'eshel  (Gen.  21:33).  In  1  Sam.  22:6  and  31:13  the 
  Authorized  Version  renders  this  word  by  "tree."  In  all  these 
  passages  the  Revised  Version  renders  by  "tamarisk  tree."  It  has 
  been  identified  with  the  Tamariscus  orientalis,  five  species  of 
  which  are  found  in  Palestine. 
 
  (3.)  The  Heb.  word  'elon,  uniformly  rendered  in  the  Authorized 
  Version  by  "plain,"  properly  signifies  a  grove  or  plantation.  In 
  the  Revised  Version  it  is  rendered,  pl.,  oaks"  (Gen.  13:18; 
  14:13;  18:1;  12:6;  Deut.  11:30;  Josh.  19:33).  In  the  earliest 
  times  groves  are  mentioned  in  connection  with  religious  worship. 
  The  heathen  consecrated  groves  to  particular  gods,  and  for  this 
  reason  they  were  forbidden  to  the  Jews  (Jer.  17:3;  Ezek.  20:28). 
 




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