2 Chronicles 20:1 - 37
AMP - 1 AFTER THIS, the Moabites, the Ammonites, and with them the Meunites came against Jehoshaphat to battle. 2 It was told Jehoshaphat, A great multitude has come against you from beyond the [Dead] Sea, from Edom; and behold they are in Hazazon-tamar, which is En-gedi.
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When Israel's children entered the land of Canaan, they were told to drive out all traces of idolatrous worship. The high places, we would think, belonged to Jehovah God alone. Look at these references in your Bible. Leviticus 18:21, 20:2-10, 30. Molech, a pagan God was worshipped in the high places. At one time even King Solomon worshipped Molech! 1 Kings 11:7 From earliest days men chose high places to worship. These areas became places of sacrifice and rowdy parties. Judges 6:25, Gideon had to remove an altar to Baal. Hezekiah, a God fearing king, destroyed high places. 2 Chronicles 31:1. Other kings like Manasseh, rebuilt them! 2 Chronicles 33:3. After Manasseh was punished and restored to his throne, the people still worshipped and sacrificed in high places, but only to Jehovah. 2Chronicles 33:17. God's people had gone far into apostasy. King Josiah, was God fearing, he died and the people were judged for their sin. God's attitude toward kings like Ahab in the north, and Ahaz, and Manasseh in the south depended largely on their attitudes toward the high places.
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