He broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes that were in the house of Yahweh where the women wove hangings for the Asherah. Bible

“in the house of Yahweh.” The fact that Manasseh and Amon allowed cult prostitutes to live and serve in the Temple of Yahweh shows how far from God Judah had turned before Josiah’s reforms, and why, even after his reforms, the sins of Manasseh, which had become part of the culture of Judah, had dire consequences (2 Kings 24:3-4).

Commentary for: 2 Kings 23:7