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The king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second rank and the keepers of the threshold to bring forth out of Yahweh’s temple all the vessels that were made for Baal and for the Asherah and for all the army of heaven, and he burned them outside of Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron and carried their ashes to Bethel. Bible

“second rank.” That is, the rank just below the High Priest.


Commentary for: 2 Kings 23:4