Asherah refers to a well-known Canaanite goddess who may have been Yahweh’s consort and to her cult object. See Ze’ev Meshel, “Did Yahweh Have a Consort?” BAR 05:02; Andre Lemaire, “Who or What Was Yahweh’s Asherah?” BAR 10:06; Ruth Hestrin “Understanding Asherah—Exploring Semitic Iconography,” BAR 17:05; and J. Glen Taylor, “Was Yahweh Worshiped as the Sun?” BAR 20:03.