With soft speech they seduced him into the worship of asherim.
Micah also prophesies against the "pillars" and "asherim" (v. 13, 14).
And if not, where is the appropriateness of the words "When they remember their sons, their altars, and their asherim?"
asherim seem to be upright wooden stocks of trees in honour of the Nature-goddess Asheroth.
The real form was doubtless an "asherim," a modified palm-tree, as we have already shown.
1863, wooden pillar used as symbol of Canaanite goddess Ashera, of unknown origin.