Grove
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Grove

  1. A word used in the Authorized Version, with two exceptions, to translate the mysterious Hebrew term Asherah , which is not a grove, but probably an idol or image of some kind. [ASHERAH] It is also probable that there was a connection between this symbol or image, whatever it was, and the sacred symbolic tree, the representation of which occurs so frequently on Assyrian sculptures.
  2. The two exceptions noticed above are (Genesis 21:33) and 1Sam 22:6 (margin). In the religions of the ancient heathen world groves play a prominent part. In the old times altars only were erected to the gods. It was thought wrong to shut up the gods within walls, and hence trees were the first temples; and from the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. (Genesis 12:6,7; 11:30) Authorized Version "plain." the groves were generally found connected with temples, and often had the right of affording an asylum.
Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Hebrews `asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7; 23:4). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Exodus 34:13) and Asheroth (Judges 3:13).

The LXX. have rendered asherah in 2 Chronicles 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judges 3:7.

(2.) Hebrews `eshel (Genesis 21:33). In 1 Samuel 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine.

(3.) The Hebrews word `elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" (Genesis 13:18; 14:13; 18:1; 12:6; Deuteronomy 11:30; Joshua 19:33). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jeremiah 17:3; Ezek. 20:28).

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A smaller group of trees than a forest, and without underwood, planted, or growing naturally as if arranged by art; a wood of small extent.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GROVE

grov:

(1) 'asherah.

See ASHERAH.

(2) 'eshel (Genesis 21:33 the King James Version, the Revised Version (British and American) "a tamarisk tree").

See TAMARISK.

Greek
1638. elaion -- an olive orchard, ie spec. the Mt. of Olives
... of Olives. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: elaion Phonetic Spelling:
(el-ah-yone') Short Definition: Olive-grove, Olive-yard, the mount Olivet ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1638.htm - 7k
Strong's Hebrew
359. Eloth -- "grove of lofty trees"
... 358, 359. Eloth. 360 . "grove of lofty trees". Transliteration: Eloth
Phonetic Spelling: (ay-loth') Short Definition: Eloth. Word ...
/hebrew/359.htm - 6k

815. eshel -- a tamarisk tree
... grove, tree. From a root of uncertain signification; a tamarisk tree; by extension,
a grove of any kind -- grove, tree. 814, 815. eshel. 816 . ...
/hebrew/815.htm - 5k

842. Asherah -- a Phoenician goddess, also an image of the same
... grove. Or masheyrah {ash-ay-raw'}; from 'ashar; happy; Asherah (or Astarte) a
Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same -- grove. Compare Ashtoreth. ...
/hebrew/842.htm - 6k

2133. Zethan -- "olive tree," a Benjamite
... Zethan. From zayith; olive grove; Zethan, an Israelite -- Zethan. see HEBREW
zayith. 2132, 2133. Zethan. 2134 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/2133.htm - 6k

356. Elon -- "terebinth," an Israelite name, also a Hittite, also ...
... Or (shortened);Elown {ay-lone'}; or Eylon {ay- lone'}; from 'ayil; oak-grove; Elon,
the name of a place in Palestine, and also of one Hittite, two Israelites ...
/hebrew/356.htm - 6k

2132. zayith -- olive tree, olive
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition olive tree, olive NASB Word Usage
groves (1), olive (10), olive grove (1), olive groves (5), olive tree (9 ...
/hebrew/2132.htm - 6k

358. Elon Beth Chanan -- "terebinth of (the) house of favor," a ...
... Elon-beth-hanan. From 'Eylown, bayith, and chanan; oak-grove of (the) house of favor;
Elon of Beth-chanan, a place in Palestine -- Elon-beth-hanan. ...
/hebrew/358.htm - 6k

Library

Begins Preaching at Beech Grove. Debates with Elder Hiner. Amusing ...
... CHAPTER XV. Begins Preaching at Beech Grove. Debates with Elder Hiner. ... Holds more
Meetings. Begins Preaching at Beech Grove. Debates with Elder Hiner. ...
/.../chapter xv begins preaching at.htm

Harmony Grove. LM Christ the Unsetting Sun.
... 148 Harmony Grove. LM Christ the Unsetting Sun. Christ the Unsetting Sun.
(320) Hail! morning known among the blest, Morning of ...
/.../lorenz/the otterbein hymnal/148 harmony grove l m christ.htm

What Licinius, While Sacrificing in a Grove, Said Concerning Idols ...
... Book II. Chapter V."What Licinius, while sacrificing in a Grove, said
concerning Idols, and concerning Christ. And when he was ...
/.../the life of constantine/chapter v what licinius while sacrificing.htm

The Phoenix
... among us. Here is the grove of the sun; a wood stands planted with many
a tree, blooming with the honour of perpetual foliage. When ...
/.../lactantius/of the manner in which the persecutors died/the phoenix.htm

Shaping a Prayer on the Anvil of the Knees.
... There is the Kidron brook, the gentle rise of ground, the grove of gnarled knotty
old olive trees. ... The victory of the hill is won in the grove. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/shaping a prayer on the.htm

Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel
... Protracted Meetings at Columbia, Burksville, Thompson's Church, Dover, Germantown,
Pleasant Hill, Burksville again, Beech Grove, Dover again. CHAPTER XV. ...
/.../allen/autobiography of frank g allen minister of the gospel/

On Easter
... forth. Its foliage [2116] having been torn off in the wintry season, the
verdant grove now renews its leafy shelter. Mingled together ...
//christianbookshelf.org/venantius/on easter/on easter.htm

God Neither Known nor Loved by the World
... God Neither Known nor Loved by the World. Ye linnets, let us try, beneath
this grove, ... 'Tis here alone, beneath this shady grove,. ...
/.../god neither known nor loved.htm

Friends Departed
... It glows and glitters in my cloudy breast Like stars upon some gloomy grove, Or
those faint beams in which this hill is drest After the Sun's remove. ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/friends departed.htm

Under the Olive Trees.
... room, and the simple wondrous prayer, He leads the little band out of the city gate
on the east across the swift, muddy Kidron into the inclosed grove of olive ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/under the olive trees.htm

Thesaurus
Grove (23 Occurrences)
... (1.) Hebrews `asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth,
a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings ...
/g/grove.htm - 16k

Tamarisk (5 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Hebrews `eshel (Genesis 21:33; 1 Samuel 22:6;
31:13, in the RV; but in AV, "grove, " "tree"); Arab. asal. ...
/t/tamarisk.htm - 10k

Mamre (10 Occurrences)
... 13:18) the "plain of Mamre," but in Revised Version more correctly "the oaks [marg.,
`terebinths'] of Mamre." The name probably denotes the "oak grove" or the ...
/m/mamre.htm - 16k

Stamped (27 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 23:6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem,
unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped ...
/s/stamped.htm - 16k

Asherah (40 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary And pl. Asherim in Revised Version, instead of "grove"
and "groves" of the Authorized Version. ... (see GROVE .). Int. ...
/a/asherah.htm - 24k

Lebanon (66 Occurrences)
... An amphitheater here opens to the West, in which is sheltered the most frequented
cedar grove, and from which emerges the Nahr Qadisha ("sacred stream") which ...
/l/lebanon.htm - 45k

Rephidim (5 Occurrences)
... It is the most fertile part of the peninsula, well watered, with a palm
grove stretching for miles along the valley. Palmer speaks ...
/r/rephidim.htm - 11k

Elath (6 Occurrences)
...Grove; trees, (Deuteronomy 2:8), also in plural form Eloth (1 Kings 9:26, etc.);
called by the Greeks and Romans Elana; a city of Idumea, on the east, ie, the ...
/e/elath.htm - 10k

Daphne
... the city. Here were the famous grove and sanctuary of Apollo. The grove
and shrine owed their origin to Seleucus Nicator. It was ...
/d/daphne.htm - 8k

Powder (14 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 23:6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem,
unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped ...
/p/powder.htm - 12k

Concordance
Grove (23 Occurrences)

John 18:1
When Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples over the brook Kidron, where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered.
(See NIV)

John 18:3
Judas then, having taken a detachment of soldiers and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.
(See NIV)

John 18:26
One of the servants of the high priest, being a relative of him whose ear Peter had cut off, said, "Didn't I see you in the garden with him?"
(See NIV)

Genesis 21:33
And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
(KJV WBS)

Exodus 23:11
but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove.
(WEB NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 16:21
Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.
(KJV WBS)

Judges 6:25
And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:
(KJV WBS)

Judges 6:26
And build an altar unto the LORD thy God upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.
(KJV WBS)

Judges 6:28
And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.
(KJV WBS)

Judges 6:30
Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it.
(KJV WBS)

1 Samuel 22:6
And Saul heareth that David hath become known, and the men who 'are' with him, and Saul is abiding in Gibeah, under the grove in Ramah, and his spear 'is' in his hand, and all his servants standing by him.
(YLT)

1 Kings 15:13
And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.
(KJV WBS)

1 Kings 16:33
And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 13:6
Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 17:16
And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 21:3
For he built up again the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; and he reared up altars for Baal, and made a grove, as did Ahab king of Israel; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 21:7
And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 23:4
And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 23:6
And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 23:7
And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.
(KJV WBS)

2 Kings 23:15
Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it small to powder, and burned the grove.
(KJV WBS)

2 Chronicles 15:16
And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
(KJV WBS)

Song of Songs 6:11
I went down into the nut tree grove, to see the green plants of the valley, to see whether the vine budded, and the pomegranates were in flower.
(WEB NIV)

Subtopics

Grove

Related Terms

Tamarisk (5 Occurrences)

Mamre (10 Occurrences)

Stamped (27 Occurrences)

Asherah (40 Occurrences)

Lebanon (66 Occurrences)

Rephidim (5 Occurrences)

Elath (6 Occurrences)

Daphne

Powder (14 Occurrences)

Abraham (2539 Occurrences)

Jericho (59 Occurrences)

Maachah (19 Occurrences)

Groups (13 Occurrences)

Bullock (95 Occurrences)

Idol (56 Occurrences)

Brake (80 Occurrences)

Olive (61 Occurrences)

Worshipped (81 Occurrences)

Groves (32 Occurrences)

Arabah (32 Occurrences)

Images (158 Occurrences)

Zeboim (7 Occurrences)

Nut (1 Occurrence)

Nuts (2 Occurrences)

Unused (4 Occurrences)

Orchard (3 Occurrences)

Oak (22 Occurrences)

Gethsemane (2 Occurrences)

Gloom (29 Occurrences)

Wood (226 Occurrences)

Fallow (5 Occurrences)

Turtle (5 Occurrences)

Turtledove (5 Occurrences)

Tongue (160 Occurrences)

Turtle-dove (5 Occurrences)

Eloth (3 Occurrences)

Pomegranates (20 Occurrences)

Burnt-sacrifice (13 Occurrences)

Bottom (33 Occurrences)

Bethabara (1 Occurrence)

Budded (6 Occurrences)

Bud (23 Occurrences)

Bethany (13 Occurrences)

Aner (3 Occurrences)

Shushan (19 Occurrences)

Sansannah (1 Occurrence)

Spring (122 Occurrences)

Abiding (40 Occurrences)

Tree (245 Occurrences)

Hanging (82 Occurrences)

Place (9195 Occurrences)

Erech (2 Occurrences)

Vineyard (69 Occurrences)

Bethlehem (49 Occurrences)

Graven (61 Occurrences)

Cedar (61 Occurrences)

Seventh (123 Occurrences)

Flower (33 Occurrences)

Cities (427 Occurrences)

Exodus (2 Occurrences)

Ciccar

Plants (70 Occurrences)

Zoology

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Animals (224 Occurrences)

Trees (179 Occurrences)

Green (72 Occurrences)

Deal (170 Occurrences)

Animal (163 Occurrences)

Vine (76 Occurrences)

Olives (30 Occurrences)

Greece (15 Occurrences)

Rock (176 Occurrences)

Lie (291 Occurrences)

Ancient (64 Occurrences)

Malchiel (3 Occurrences)

Wild (147 Occurrences)

Proper (62 Occurrences)

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