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Metaphysical meaning of Asheroth (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Asheroth (mbd)
Asheroth, a-she'-roth (Heb.)--Asherahs; pillars; columns; groves; groves (a shrine of the goddess Asherah).

The temples and groves of Asheroth were the sacred shrines where worship of the Phoenician Venus was practiced in licentious ways (Judg. 3:7; II Chron. 33:3) . Eadie's Biblical Cyclopedia says: "Originally she was an Arcadian goddess, the mother and bride of Adonis. In Canaan, however, she became the mere reflection of the sun god, and was as such identified with the moon, the symbol in this case being the cow, whose horns resemble the crescent moon lying on its back."

Meta. Human love, with its animal propensities. It requires fine discrimination to distinguish between human love and divine love. In its origin all love is divine, but in passing through the lens of man's mind it is apparently broken into many colors. Yet, like the ray of white light, it ever remains pure. Man's province is to make love's manifestations in his life as pure as its origin. This requires painstaking discrimination and good judgment.

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