2 Chronicles 15:16

16 King Asa even removed his mother Maacah from being queen mother because she had made an abominable image for Asherah. Asa cut down her image, crushed it, and burned it at the Wadi Kidron.

2 Chronicles 15:16 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 16-18. And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king,
&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 Kings 15:15).

2 Chronicles 15:16 In-Context

14 They took an oath to the Lord with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with horns.
15 All Judah rejoiced over the oath; for they had sworn with all their heart, and had sought him with their whole desire, and he was found by them, and the Lord gave them rest all around.
16 King Asa even removed his mother Maacah from being queen mother because she had made an abominable image for Asherah. Asa cut down her image, crushed it, and burned it at the Wadi Kidron.
17 But the high places were not taken out of Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was true all his days.
18 He brought into the house of God the votive gifts of his father and his own votive gifts—silver, gold, and utensils.