2 Kings 15:4
ESV - 4 Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away. The people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.
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The term "high places" refer to places of idol worship on elevated higher ground. It typically has an altar (Leviticus 26:30) and a stone pillar or wooden pole (Exodus 34:13). The Israelites lost their way and started worshiping the ancient Ammonite god Moloch (which includes child sacrifices by parents). See Leviticus 18:21 and Jeremiah 32:35.
A high place was a natural or man-made HILL where worship by sacrifice or offerings was made (1 Kings 13:32; 2 Kings 17:29). After the Israelites entered the Promised Land they were strictly commanded to overthrow the high places of the Canaanites (Ex. 34:13; Deut. 7:5; 12:2, 3), and they were forbidden to worship the Lord on high places and were mandated to use but one altar for sacrifices (Lev. 17:3, 4; Deut. 12; 16:21). The order against high places was, however, very imperfectly obeyed, and we find again and again mention made of them (2 Kings 14:4; 15:4; 2 Chr. 15:17, etc.).
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