Also, he made pagan shrines in the mountains of Judah and made the inhabitants of Jerusalem prostitute themselves, and he led Judah astray. Bible see 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. Many of the towns had such shrines (see commentary on Num. 33:52).

“to prostitute themselves.” Both physically and spiritually. Ritual sex was often a part of the worship of pagan gods.

Commentary for: 2 Chronicles 21:11