"The King James Version translated Asherah â€śgroveâ€ť and the proper noun â€śAshtaroth.â€ť"
"The writers of the Old Testament referred to the image of Asherah as well as to â€śprophetsâ€ť belonging to her and to vessels used in her worship (1 Kings 15:13, 1 Kings 18:19; 2 Kings 21:7, 2 Kings 23:4; 2 Chronicles 15:16). Over half of the Old Testament references to Asherah can be found in the books of Kings and Chronicles. Deuteronomy 7:5; Deuteronomy 12:3 instructed the Israelites to cut down and burn up the Asherim (plural form of Asherah). Deuteronomy 16:21 prohibited the planting of a tree as an â€śAsherah.â€ť"
"The writers of the Old Testament did not provide an actual description of an â€śasherahâ€ť or the origin of the worship of Asherah. Other religious writings from the Ancient Near East indicate that â€śAsherahâ€ť was the Hebrew name for an Amorite or Canaanite goddess who was worshiped in various parts of the Ancient Near East" (J.Newell)(Holman Bible Dic)