His heart rejoiced in the ways of Yahweh, and furthermore, he took away the pagan shrines and the Asherah poles out of Judah. Bible other translations

pagan shrines.” The Hebrew word “shrines” is bamot, which referred to a place that was leveled and built up and on which were placed various idols and objects of worship. The context indicates these shires were pagan in nature. Many of the towns had such shrines (see commentary on Num. 33:52).

Commentary for: 2 Chronicles 17:6