He even deposed his grandmother Maakah1 from her position as queen mother,2 because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down3 and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
Although he did not remove4 the high places, Asa's heart was fully committed5 to the LORD all his life.
He brought into the temple of the LORD the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated.616
There was war7 between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.