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And also, all the temples at the shrines that were in the cities of Samaria that the kings of Israel had made, making Yahweh angry, Josiah took away and did to them according to all the acts that he had done in Bethel. Bible see other translations

“all the temples at the shrines.” The Hebrew is more literally, “the houses of the shrines,” and it refers to the temples that were built at the local shrines. These “houses” were the temples of the pagan gods. A temple was often called the “house” of the god (see commentary on Num. 33:52).

“in the cities of Samaria.” So Josiah went through the territory of Israel as well as Judah destroying the pagan shrines.


Commentary for: 2 Kings 23:19

 
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