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Go to Bible: 2 Chronicles 34
 
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“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. The context indicates these shires were pagan in nature (cp. NLT, “pagan shrines”). Many of the towns had such shrines (see commentary on Num. 33:52).

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“beat the Asherah poles and the carved images into powder.” Josiah destroyed the idols, as the Law of Moses commanded (see commentary on Deut. 7:5).

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2Ch 34:8

“the house of God.” The Hebrew simply says, “the house,” a reference to the house of God, the Temple.

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“the law of Yahweh by the hand of Moses.” The Hebrew is “the torah of Yahweh,” where “torah” is much more than “law.” The torah involves instruction in many different ways (see commentary on Prov. 1:8).

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“the second district.” See commentary on 2 Kings 22:14.

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“all the curses that are written in the scroll.” There are curses in Deuteronomy 27:14-26, 28:15-68.

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2Ch 34:25

“the works of their hands. Although the people sinned in many ways by what they did and how they behaved, “the works of their hands,” almost certainly refers to idols.

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2Ch 34:26

“the words that you have heard.” That is, the words of the scroll that the king heard when they were read to him.

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2Ch 34:27

“you humbled yourself.” Being “humble” is a key concept in Chronicles.

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“to stand to it. That is, to stand in agreement with it and agree to uphold it.

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