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1 Kings 14:23

14:23 high places. See note 3:2.

pillars. Basically stones set up on the ground. Many of these sacred stones were used by the Canaanites in their worship. Such pillars were forbidden in Israel’s law (Ex. 23:24; Lev. 26:1; Deut. 12:3; 16:22).

Asherim. See note on v. 15.

under every green tree. Religious activities carried out near certain trees in Old Testament times were considered of special significance (Deut. 12:2; 2 Kin. 17:10; Is. 57:5; Jer. 2:20; Ezek. 6:13; Hos. 4:13).