7471 temples, heathen
Other nations also built temples to their gods, and apostate kings of Judah and Israel were condemned for erecting heathen temples in their own countries.
Heathen templesThe temple of Dagon: Jdg 16:28-30; 1Sa 5:2-4
1Sa 31:8-10; 2Ki 5:18 the temple of Rimmon; Na 1:14
Idolatrous temples in Israel and Judah
The command to destroy pagan places of worship in Israel
Holy things and holy places were used for pagan worshipAhaz: 2Ki 16:10-13; 2Ch 28:23 Manasseh: 2Ki 21:4-5; 2Ch 33:5,7
2Ch 24:7 Athaliah’s sons used objects from the temple for the worship of the Baals; Eze 8:12-16 God showed Ezekiel a vision of people worshipping false gods in the temple; 2Ch 26:16-20 Uzziah incurred judgment by usurping the priestly task of offering incense in the temple.
|4812||darkness, God’s judgment|
|7236||Israel, united kingdom|
|7245||Judah, kingdom of|
|8625||worship, acceptable attitudes|