And also, all the housesa of the high places 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
The “temples.”

“houses of the high places.” These “houses” were the temples of the pagan gods. A temple was often called the “house” of the god.

Commentary for: 2 Kings 23:19