evening grain offering. See note 1 Kin. 18:29.
king’s burnt offering and his grain offering. See Ezek. 46:12.
the bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by. Ahaz perverted the old altar from its normal use and instead employed it for divination, a foreign practice in which priests tried to tell the future by examining the entrails of sacrificial animals. Divination was rigorously outlawed in Israel (Lev. 19:26; Deut. 18:10).