13 And also Maachah his mother he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol for the Asherah; and Asa cut down her idol, and burned it in the valley of Kidron.

References for 1 Kings 15:13

    • c 15:13 - Strictly, 'mistress.' It was a position similar to that of an empress-mother in China: see ch 2.19; for Asherah, see Ex. 34.13; Judg. 2.13.