For the interpretation of the tree see Hestrin in note 7 and William G. Dever, “Asherah, Consort of Yahweh? New Evidence from Kuntillet ‘Ajrud,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 255 (1984), pp. 21–27. For different conclusions see also Othmar Keel and Carl Uehlinger, Gods, Goddesses, and the Images of God in Ancient Israel (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1998), pp. 210–248.