The Old Testament is basically an account of how Israel went off the rails over and over again. So it’s not surprising that they find archaeological evidence of Israel’s idolatry.
And there is all that mention of the asherah poles that had to be taken down.
I have a 2.5 hour round trip commute every day. I’ve been listening to the OT from cover to cover over the last few weeks. It’s really amazing to get it read to you like a book. It comes across very differently from when you are studying it through reading. I’m up to Ezekiel 16 so far.
And I was thinking just what you posted when I read the article.
Chapter 23 is coming up soon, then. That's the account of Aholah and Aholibah.
Being able to listen to the Bible on tape, CD, or audiofile is one of the best inventions of modern life.