King Asa also deposed his grandmother Maakah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down, broke it up and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
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.
King Asa even deposed his grandmother Maacah from her position as queen mother because she had made an obscene Asherah pole. He cut down her obscene pole, broke it up, and burned it in the Kidron Valley.
What does 2 Chronicles 15:16 mean?
John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ver. 16-18. And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the
&c.] Or rather his grandmother, ( 1 Kings 15:10 ) ,
he removed her from being queen;
the Septuagint version is, "that she should not minister to
Astarte"; which was the goddess of the Zidonians; of this and the
two next verses, (See Gill on 1
Kings 15:13), (See Gill on 1
Kings 15:14), (See Gill on 1