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ashtaroth

ashtaroth in the Bible

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."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • ashtaroth must have had pity on me; for she directed my steps to those very traders who bought Sarchedon from the sons of Anak.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • "I may not lift mine eyes to ashtaroth," was his cautious reply.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • If these were dreams—he prayed to ashtaroth—let him never wake again!

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • And yonder, by the beard of Nimrod and the beauty of ashtaroth!

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • And the figure of the weeping woman near it is probably that of ashtaroth.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • He cared as little for the beauty of ashtaroth as of Semiramis.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • And they put his armour in the house of ashtaroth and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.

  • By the brows of ashtaroth, the sport grows to earnest now, and the prize will be won by him who can strike first!

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • Between the ashtaroth and the Anathoth the difference was but in name.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • To him, ashtaroth was no more an impersonation of light, beauty, and unearthly power than Semiramis.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

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