#Astarte or #Ashtoreth (Greek: Ἀστάρτη, Astártē) is the Hellenized form of the #MiddleEastern #goddess #Ishtar, worshipped from the Bronze Age through classical antiquity. The name is particularly associated with her worship in the ancient Levant among the Canaanites and Phoenicians.
And Yehoshua son of Nun, the servant of יהוה, died, one hundred and ten years old. And they buried him within the border of his inheritance at Timnath Ḥeres, in the mountains of Ephrayim, on the north side of Mount Ga‛ash. And all that generation were likewise gathered to their fathers, and another generation arose after them who did not know יהוה nor the work which He had done for Yisra’ĕl. Then the children of Yisra’ĕl did evil in the eyes of יהוה, and served the Ba‛als, and forsook יהוה Elohim of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim, and went after other mighty ones, of the mighty ones of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them, and provoked יהוה. So they forsook יהוה and served Ba‛al and the Ashtoreths.
Shophetim (Judges) 2:8-13 TS2009
And the children of #Yisraĕl again did evil in the eyes of יהוה, and served the Ba‛als and the Ashtoreths, and the mighty ones of Aram, and the mighty ones of Tsiḏon, and the mighty ones of Mo’aḇ, and the mighty ones of the children of Ammon, and the mighty ones of the Philistines – and forsook יהוה and did not serve Him. Therefore the displeasure of יהוה burned against Yisra’ĕl. And He sold them into the hands of the Philistines and into the hands of the children of Ammon.
Shophetim (Judges) 10:6-7 TS2009